Years ago we had a great wooded back yard. My Sister Kat lived beside us. We loved to visit ‘out back’ in the evenings. We had a great time.
I got the idea we would have a good time in swings. I went to Lowes to pick out a couple. The ones I wanted were $70! Folks I am cheap I ain’t paying $70 for something made from wood. I loaded the truck with treated lumber and went home. I built three 5’ swings, I used the metal rails from the ‘dead end’ street signs that existed when I bought the land.
We two couples spent untold hours just chatting and swinging. The metal bars I used to hand the swings, is still there, buried in the trees as they grew. One swing hangs there now, that is behind Shirl’s present abode. The other was moved behind the other Condo.
When Kat married Elmer she wanted ‘her’ swing. I moved it and hung it for her, but it was never used again. Last year I noticed the swing was lying in the weeds in Elmer’s back yard. I told him if he wasn’t gonna use it I wanted to put it to use. SOOOOOOOOO Yesterday I got it hung. The chains are rusty, but after many many years it is still solid, and I sat in it last night and finished ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’, a classic written by Thomas Hardy.
The swing will have a new life here.
Thanks for coming this way
Q. When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?
A.. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him
Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?
A. Charley Weaver: His feet.
My dad was born in 1903, but as mom always said Frank was born in three and I was born in five. This was the 1903 Ford:
At the same time Columbia built this all electric car:
Now we know that history repeats itself, the gas won out, but we are trying to go back to electric. Wonder what would have happened if the electric had won? Would we be further advanced? I would bet we would have saved a lot of lives, killed from speed.