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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Push me, Daddy!

Taken in the front yard of our house in Winchester, ca 1959? Lots of fun in that yard... games of croquet, badminton, freeze tag, hide and seek, Red Rover, Easter egg hunts, chasing lightnin' bugs, rides on Buttermilk the pony, family picnics, swinging high, secret hiding places, Sable and Prince the collie dogs, puppy litters, pet rabbits, baby birds, stray kittens, smells of the garden, gathering walnuts, jumping into piles of leaves, "whirligigs," making snow cream, playing dolls, real and imaginary playmates, riding a tricycle. Best of all, sitting with Daddy on the front porch swing in a rainstorm. 

by Robert Louis Stevenson

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue? 
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do! 

Up in the air and over the wall, 
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside-- 

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down! 

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