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Memories. Some right now. Old picture. Searcy AR. Tire swing. Snow!

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Fifty Years Ago!

Fooled you, didn't I.  It looks a lot like a week ago in Searcy AR.  This picture was taken in our yard many years ago. (The second picture is from the same yard.  A good dad did all this!)  Dads, at that time, put up tire swings for the kids to play on and in this second instance a tree house without trees!  Kids were chased outside to play.  No computers, no cell phones and just a small amount of TVs. 

The tree is still there but not the swing.  If the swing was still there and kids were on it or near it there would be a cell phone in one hand! No doubt about it! Searcy Sleuth Don Thompson could probably make an illustration of that for us.  

It might be too cold right now to chase the kids out!  Continue with Happy Holidays!

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - although I can picture tire swings, I can't immediately recall participating in the activity.   🌳🌲🌳 Such memories are nice.  

Jan 21, 2024 11:41 AM
Barbara S. Duncan

I don't remember whether kids loved them.  This one looks low to the ground.

Jan 21, 2024 01:07 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Barbara S. Duncan the people in Searcy must have been in shock for days with all that snow.

Jan 21, 2024 12:52 PM
Barbara S. Duncan

We are still in shock.  Below freezing outside for days!

Jan 21, 2024 01:06 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We were a little beyond tires as Dad was handy and made a wooden seat to rest on. It was appreciated as there was no wet seat as there would have been in the tire.

Jan 22, 2024 04:19 AM
Barbara S. Duncan

So this dad perhaps took the easy way out!!  LOL

Jan 22, 2024 05:02 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love the photos - Tire swings and tree houses provided places for kids to go. In my day, we often spent time outside exploring, going to the next neighborhood to see if any kids wanted to play. There was no such thing as a home computer or cell phone!

Jan 22, 2024 05:07 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That old tire swing reminds me of my childhood, Barbara.  I spent a lot of time using one, when I was a kid.

Jan 23, 2024 09:36 AM