Kites over New England! The hill overlooking Bug Light was filled with kites of all shapes and description yesterday morning. Parrots, alligators, cats, birds, turtles and a princess were all up there bobbing and weaving in the gentle breeze. I like these pictured here, simple straight forward, no pretentiousness. Gulliver's Field was always our place of choice to fly ours. Although not a high spot, it got plenty of spring wind. I bought mine at White's 5 and 10 for about 75 cents and was off to put it together. They were made out of paper with a couple of pine sticks for support. Mom seemed to always have a coil of string at the ready and torn pieces of a sheet for a tail. Most days I never exhausted my string but had fun. One windy March afternoon after school, I actually used all my string and longed for more at first. After another minute of wrestling with it, I got kind of scared... I could feel my feet being lifted (no kidding). Was I going to have to reach for my jackknife and cut it free? I was nervous, being all alone. Finally, it came back to earth and so did I.
Happy,Happy, Joy Joy to my sister Dinne , on her BIRTHDAY, in Maryland today!