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The Joy of a Swing

Veler Marcus: Daddy would make us rope swings. Tie a rope in a loop on a limb in the yard where our shade trees were. Then he’d fix us a board for a seat. Notch the board so it wouldn’t turn us out. You had to be careful or it would turn you out and you would get hurt. Helen Nichols: I can remember once having a swing made with an automobile tire. One long rope tied onto an oak…

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Appalachia children Games


Tipper and Paul I couldn’t end the childhood games and songs without talking about swinging. I spent untold hours swinging…