Do You Remember Your First Swing? Have You Built a Swing?

| 5/13/2010 9:41:51 AM

Tags: question to readers, swings,

When I was a preschooler, I attended a summer day camp hosted by a friend of my mother. I remember mid-morning snacks of grapefruit juice and graham crackers, a steep hill with stone steps, and a tree swing with long ropes. You could get a really wide swing each direction and on the way down your stomach would “drop.” It scared me to death, and I loved it! It probably wasn’t as big as I remember — I was only 4 years old!

Since then, I’ve sat in dozens of kinds of swings, from small backyard ones to tall city-park swings. But none have given me the wonderful flying feeling of that first tree swing experience.

Do you remember your first swing experience? Have you ever built a tree swing? (To learn more read Swing Into Fall With a Tree Swing.) If so, tell us about it in the comments section below.

5/22/2018 9:41:29 PM

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5/19/2010 7:35:20 PM

My boys (now men) always teased me because I always wanted a "kids" swing big enough for these buns. It's great exercise! And an easy escape, keep on swingin'

5/19/2010 8:52:09 AM

I suppose the first swing I remember was when I was about 5 and my parents got me the standard metal playset of the 80's. Not so eventful, but it was mine! We built a very large tree swing for our boys when we bought the farm. My husband made the seat 18" wide and about 10" deep so it's a very generous size for parents and kids. We've had 3 little boys on all at once! There are nuts and bolts connected to an upside down V shape where the chain is held. The chain goes up 10-15'! Quite a ride for any one, swing therapy.

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