Appalachia Games

Memories of Swinging on Grapevines

The other day I noticed a grapevine just at the top edge of a long slopping bank deep in the woods. I grasped it tightly in both hands and pulled to see if it might hold me. The vine held tight, but as I looked off the bank through the trees I lost my nerve and let the grapevine swing back to its place. When I was young I loved to swing on grapevines. I was a little scared then…

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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…