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My First Playgrounds


Swings and jungle gyms. Slides and teeter-totters. I came across a playground for the first time when I was five years old on my first day of first grade. I really took to the slides, especially the corkscrew one. When I got home that day, I looked forward to the next day of the slides just as much as the books and the pencils, and the desks and the blackboards. That experience lasted all of two-and-a-half days. I had to wait a full year to hang out in a playground again because the teacher said I was "too young" for school.

It was okay. I went back to my old playground of open fields.





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  1. I'm sure my first was at a playground for one of the fast food places, I do remember my first one in kindergarten

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    1. I remember a small playground at the Drive-in, but I was too shy to go check it out.

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  2. I can't remember my first playground but I'm sure it must have been before I went to school at the age of five. The equipment that you find in playgrounds now is nothing like what they had back then though :(

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    1. I think ours were more dangerous. No worries about being sued back then, I suppose.

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  3. You tried to sneak into school early? (Lol).... I remember loving the school playground too! Remember the merrygorond and the giant strikes?

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    1. The merry go round was my favorite, even more than the slides. The jungle gym was always a challenge.

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  4. Silly teachers and their arbitrary age rules.

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    1. Ironically (correct word?), when I was in 2nd grade, the teachers decided I should join the 3rd graders 2 months into the year. So began my huh? about English grammar.

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  5. Never too early to learn and look how well you turned out! Loved hearing this little story. Memories always make me smile. I loved the teeter totter and slides. I am so happy I found you here. I miss so many wonderful faces and okaces since Jenny gave up ALphabe Thursday. I need to send her a note. :-) Good to see you and thank you for sharing. Have a beautiful week. HUGS

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    1. I miss Alphabe Thursday, too. Thanks for looking me up, Anne.

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  6. My first playground was our house backyard. There was no special equipment there. Me and my brother came up with games. That was so much fun.

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  7. I love your picture! It’s so beautiful and fun and bright. What a sweet memory

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    1. Thanks, Birgit! The Husband wanted to know why the little girl is dragging a stick. Why not? I asked him.

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