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Chutz
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   Posted 5/14/2010 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
What was your favorite activity at the playground when you were a kid? Swings, teeter-totter, merry-go-round, slides... something else? Or maybe you played ball or just chatted with friends.

I was always on some equipment. My favorites were the swings and the slide. Back in those days we had a huge slide...that thing must have been well over 12' at the top of the ladder. And if someone got hurt you just helped dust them off and we kept on going. No law suits...imagine that! shocked wink But I always had to be doing something physical. Didn't much care for baseball or competitive sports but give me something to climb and I was all over it.

What did you like on the playground?
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flower123
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   Posted 5/15/2010 1:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I also LOVED the sliding board Chutz. What is that thing call that spins you? I loved to sit on it and get spun around. Also, we used to go to parks with sprinklers and I remember having so much fun.

Thanks for posting this Chutz. You brought back memories that I had forgotten.

Flower

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   Posted 5/15/2010 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to love the swings...
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 5/15/2010 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
What did you like on the playground?
 
 
     Would have to be the monkey bars and high pole. On the monkey bars my friends and I would go to the middle of highest one, and pull our selves up to sit on the top. It was the best place for snacks.
 
     On the high pole we would slip one leg over the top, loop our back legg around the legg we put over the pole and spinn around and around the pole till we were dizzy and goofy.
 
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MsBunky
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   Posted 5/15/2010 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I loved to swing - it made me feel free and I liked how my hair would whip around when I let my head fall back a bit .

I still love playgrounds even though I don't go as often. Calen (my 4 year old grandson) often comes over with his mommy (my daughter Ashley) and we'll go to the park at the school by my house. It's fun to play like a kid, even though I hurt like the dickens afterward. I just don't care anymore...when it comes to my grandson, I always go way overboard on how much I do, and I suffer for it later, but I just don't care. I can't go thru life like an invalid - sometimes I just have to be "normal" and then pay the price later.

In addition to playgrounds, I used to LOVE climbing trees and reading. We had some good comfy trees in our neighborhood, so I'd take a book and a couple of snacks and be gone for hours (generally stopping only to pee). I do miss that type of freedom, I'll be honest.

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

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damouthy1
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   Posted 5/15/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I loved playing tetherball (sp?) You just don't see those anymore.
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon
 
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skeye
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   Posted 5/15/2010 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I loved the swings! There's just something about flying through the air & the wind on your face.

Skeye

MsBunky
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   Posted 5/15/2010 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shannon,

I used to love Tetherball! I played it as school a lot and my dad installed a tetherball at home for me as well. That brought back a lot of memories when you said it!

Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily


MIKEL99
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   Posted 5/15/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
The swings for sure ! loved that feeling of going forward and up and then that light feeling in your stomach as you float backwards toward earth , what fun . What is tether ball please friends ? I'm not familiar with that one .

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flowery
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   Posted 5/15/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Monkey Bars! I'd wrap my legs around and push myself around and around....oh the days of being limber!
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White Beard
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   Posted 5/15/2010 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone remember 2 square or 4 square? That was aways a play ground favorite! Oh and I used to love to play marbles! for keepsies!

White Beard

MsBunky
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   Posted 5/15/2010 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Mikel,

From Wikipedia: Tetherball is a North American game for two opposing players. The equipment consists of a stationary metal pole, from which is hung a ball from a rope, or tether. The two players stand on opposite sides of the pole. Each player tries to hit the ball one way; one clockwise, and one counterclockwise. The game ends when one player manages to wind the ball all the way around the pole so that it is stopped by the rope. It must not bounce

Even though I'm quite short and that's a disadvantage, I was strong and fast and could often take control of the ball and wind it up to the top with one good hit. I enjoyed it a lot.

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily

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