Well, once again, winter is still here. Everybody can say the ground hog did not see his shadow and that spring in on way; but on the way where…..where is it going? It’s certainly not here. We have a warm day one day and then it is back to rain and cold weather. Even tornado threats and I can say right now, I AM SICK OF IT. And I know you are also.
Well, I am going to tell you a tale that will brighten your day. The last time I was in town, I bought a kite. When I was a kid, we always made kits in the winter time so we would be ready for the spring winds. We would cut sticks and use the Sunday funny papers to cover the frame; then take an old sheet and tear long strips for the tail. We would always make several because we were always getting them caught in the tree. My parents made us get out in the field so we would not be close to the electric lines. The best part was that it kept us busy during those long winter nights. Man, we really had fun doing it and think of all the memories we made.
You know kids today really don’t know how to entertain themselves. If their electronics go “hay wire” they are beside themselves.
Back to my kite story! When I got home from the store with a kite sticking out of the bag, I give you one guess what the Hubby had to say. He really didn’t say too much but he laughed and laughed and then laughed some more until I had a fit! I told him to just not say anything unless it could be good. That shut him up right away. Sometimes I wonder what goes on in his mind.
Anyway, after he quit laughing, I told him I planned on flying it. He acted like I didn’t know how to fly a kite. He offered to help me put it together and I let him know right away I could handle it. Of course if I couldn’t, I certainly would not let him help me. You know how women are?
I must say after putting it together, I let it lay there for a day or two. I really knew after I caused such a “stir” with the Hubby that I really had to do a good job at putting this kite in the air. I watched the wind because I also had to select a good spot to do it so it would not tangle in a tree. If that happened I knew I would never live it down. He would start laughing and that’s when the “fight would start”.
A few days later, I looked out the window and the wind looked just right and I jumped up; grabbed my kite and ran out the door. I decided to go down near the water. The first time I tried it the kite took a nose dive. I said a little silent prayer, Dear Lord, please let this kite fly! I certainly did not want to be the laughing stock! On the second try, that kite took off and I let that thing fly “UP, UP AND AWAY”! It flew for about 45 minutes before I thought I would never get it back down. Ask me if I had fun. It really brought back memories of all the times I flew a kite in years gone by. When I finally got it down and returned to the house, the Hubby said, “where have you been”? I told him he really missed it; I had been flying my kite. Of course he wanted to know why I didn’t wait until he could see it. He probably thinks I never got it off the ground. All I can say is “he missed it”! I had to take a minute and thank the good Lord for helping me keep it out of the trees. I never would have lived that down. The Hubby would have told that to everybody in Dunmor.
Now, I hope this stirs a little activity in your life. The next time you go to the store, pick up a kite. Sit it in the corner and just think about it for a while. Just the sight of it will bring back happy memories. You might even get the urge to put it together. And when your grandchildren come to visit you can get out and fly it. They probably have never done such a thing
This is short and sweet today. Hope each of you is HANGING IN THERE! Spring is really on the way. I am just like you…I WISH IT WOULD HURRY UP AND GET HERE.