What is your favorite piece of playground equipment?  Or, maybe a better way to ask: what was your favorite when you were a kid?  My guess is that it would still be the same today.

For me, it was always the swing.  I loved to sit on the swing and go higher and higher until I’d almost fall out the back side of the swing seat.  In a way, it felt like I was flying!

If you are like me, you’ve probably had dreams about being able to fly.  In my dreams, when I can fly, I don’t have to really move my arms or anything.  I just think about going up to the ceiling and – presto! – I’m there!  I think the reason I love the swing more than any other playground equipment is that it gives a sense of freedom that I suspect must come with the ability to fly.

I’m certainly not the only one who loves the swing.  Today’s photo is of one of my granddaughters, who at 3 years of age, LOVES the swing – the higher she goes, the better!  She seems fearless in the swing.  Now, if she can only get over her fear of our dog.

Airborne...with great delight!

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: in 1970, Brook Benton was awarded a gold record for his single, “Rainy Night in Georgia” which was his first hit since 1963’s “Hotel Happiness.”

TRIVIA FOR TODAY: there is only one known species of ostrich in the entire world.


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