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6 1/2 Years Old on a Swing

Robert Louis Stevenson – “How do you like to go up in a swing, up in the air so blue?  Oh I do think it the pleasantest thing, ever a child can do!”

Action shot in the backyard. My mother used to read this Robert Louis Stevenson poem when I was 6 1/2.

"Up in the air I go flying again, up in the air and down." RLS

10 responses

  1. Toni

    Delightful!!! Always enjoyed and agreed with the poem – it is so much fun to just swing up in the air at that age!!!! Freedom!


    April 11, 2010 at 8:00 am

  2. Gail

    Brings me right back to such happy times. What a precious gift catching these moments with your grandchildren.


    April 11, 2010 at 8:16 am

  3. Marlene

    Love the picture…Makes you smile and remember being young and pumping your legs as fast as you can to see how high you can go.


    April 11, 2010 at 8:38 am

  4. Cj

    Ruth this picture is priceless!


    April 11, 2010 at 9:01 am

  5. Laura

    I love her toothless smile! She’s so used to having her picture taken all her life that she can pose mid air!


    April 11, 2010 at 9:24 am

  6. Dorothy

    What fortunate children to have grandma catch all these
    happy moments. That verse will ring in my heart today
    along with the photo.


    April 11, 2010 at 10:02 am

  7. Sue Reinfeld

    ruth E – she is so cute – i think she looks like you


    April 11, 2010 at 10:36 am

  8. Joyce

    Quite uplifting!


    April 11, 2010 at 8:56 pm

  9. Deb

    Thanks for making me smile!


    April 13, 2010 at 9:50 pm

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