Wednesday, October 8, 2014

More nanny state...

Swings now deemed uncool for school playgrounds in Richland, Washington.

Just too dangerous for the little tykes, they say.

So swing sets will be removed as school playgrounds there are renovated.

These are far different times than when I was a kid.

We had swing sets at school, in parks, and at home.

And sometimes while on those swings, we would recite a poem 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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