Summer’s End

Hey!  Where'd everybody go?  It's only mid-September, and I haven't seen a soul for weeks.  I'm hanging here, limp and lifeless, all by myself without anyone to keep me company, not even an occasional rattle from the cottonwood leaves. I have a feeling that I'd better get ready for nine months of loneliness.  I'll hang … Continue reading Summer’s End

Bullseye

A local watering hole with a rope tied to high branch of a nearby tree is about all you need to escape the summer heat and have fun doing it. Who cares if it's a 100 degrees? Thought for the Day:   Sandy toes, sunburned nose, summer is a blast -- the memories will always last. … Continue reading Bullseye

Summer Birthday

Last weekend, my grandson celebrated his 7th birthday down at the lake with four of his buddies.  It was over 90 degrees so the swimming was great. The rope swing was their favorite activity by far.  One after the other, launching themselves into space hoping for a wet landing, seeing who could get out the farthest … Continue reading Summer Birthday

Hangtime

Nothing beats a rope swing over water for good clean summer fun.  A little dab of danger always adds to the fun. The water is low this year, so the "swingers" have to hang on a wee bit longer and release at the highest point to make sure they reach the water.  Actually, they have … Continue reading Hangtime

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Like the song goes, "Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer,  full of soda and pretzels and beer", nothing beats a rope swing over the water for good clean summer fun.  Where did the summer go?!  The kids are back in school, college football is here (nothing wrong with that), days are getting shorter and … Continue reading Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer