LET’S GO FLY A KITE

FB_20140102_23_28_59_Saved_PictureTODAY IS A GREAT DAY TO FLY A KITE. AS A CHILD I REMEMBER WAITING FOR THE WINDS OF MARCH TO COME TO THE U.S.
NOTHING IS MORE ENJOYABLE THAN TO LAUNCH A KITE KNOWING HOW LONG TO HAVE THE TAIL AND WAITING FOR JUST THE RIGHT TIME OF THE WIND GUSTING AND YOU TAKE OFF A RUNNING,,,
AND TO BE THE FIRST ONE OF KITE SEASON TO HAVE MY KITE ALOFT! I MAY BE THE GENERAL BUT I STILL LOVE TO FLY MY KITE. OH, I REMEMBER THE DAYS OF GOING TO THE BEN FRANKLIN 5 N 10DIME STORE LOOKING FOR JUST THE RIGHT KITE TO PURCHASE SO I MIGHT ONCE AGAIN TOUCH THE SKIES.
NOW THERE IS SO MUCH COOL STUFF FOR THE NOVICE TO THE AVID “PRO” KITE FLYER. TO THE FANCY STRING WINDERS AND EVEN THE STRING IS LIGHTER THAN THE DAY. BUT I STILL MUST GO FLY MY KITE. AS BASEBALL IS TO SUMMER, KITE FLYING IS TO THE OPENING OF SPRING. THE JOY OF JUST THE MEMORIES OF THOSE DAYS GONE BY. INNOCENCE OF MY YOUTH. TRY WINDING SIX OR EVEN SEVEN WHOLE 200 FT STRINGS UP TO THE SKIES WITH MY KITE ON THE OTHER END.
I DO REMEMBER THE DAY FATHER HAD HELPED US GET THE KITE WAY, WAY, WAY UP IN THE HEAVENS. IT WAS A BOX KITE AND ITS SIMPLE DESIGN MADE IT EVEN MORE ALLURING AS NOT MANY OTHERS HAD THE STAR ‘BOX’ KITE FATHER AND BIG BROTHER HAD. WELL, SURE ENOUGH THE KITE FLEW HIGHER, AND HIGHER I DON’T RECALL HOW MANY WINDS OF STRING FATHER HAD ATTACHED TO THE BOX KITE, BUT IT WAS WAY UP THERE. WE COULD HARDLY SEE THE KITE ANYMORE IT WAS THAT HIGH.’
THEN THE DREADED SOUND OF MOTHER, CALLING FOR DINNER. OH WHAT SHALL WE DO. WE WILL NEVER GERT THE BOX KITE BACK TO EARTH BEFORE WE MUST BE AT THE DINNER TABLE. WELL, DAD SOLVED THE WHOLE MYSTERY. HE CUT THE STRING! YEAH! JUST LIKE THAT! I WAS HEART STRUCK TO SAY THE LEAST, AS WE WATCHED THE BOX KITE JUST FLY AWAY. FATHER, WAS LAUGHING OH HE WAS SO NOT UPSET THAT I , TOO BECAME TICKLED AT THE SCENE. HE DID PROMISE TO REPLACE THE KITE AND STRING AND WE ALL WENT IN TO DINNER. ‘LET’S GO FLY A KITE!’

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