Kites: Simon Dupree and The Big Sound

Posted March 2, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

Kites Are Fun: The Free Design

Posted March 2, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

Let’s Go Fly A Kite: From Mary Poppins sung by David Tomlinson.

Posted March 2, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!: The Beatles

Posted March 2, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

Posted March 2, 2021 by katry
Categories: photo

“You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite”

Posted March 2, 2021 by katry
Categories: Musings

By late afternoon yesterday, the temperature had started to plummet. It got cold, bone chilling cold. Even poor Henry was cold when he came inside the house from a quick bathroom run. I didn’t mind the cold so much. It is, after all, still winter but then the wind started. It was so loud the freight train cliche jumped in to my head because it sounded just like that. A couple of times Henry looked up when his attention grabbed by the wind rattling windows. When I let him out for his last bathroom run, he wanted in right away. The wind was tremendous and so very loud, emphasis on the loud. I watched Henry crouch and run upstairs to the door. I let him. After we had gone to bed, the wind howled from the north, and I could hear the branch closest to my bedroom window. Henry was on edge. He is still not great with the unexpected, but after a while, even Henry went to sleep.

Today is cold and windy but a pretty day with sun and a blue sky. When I let Henry out this morning, he made a quick dash out and back. Now he is asleep on the couch. The cats are asleep upstairs.

When I was a kid, I remember windy days and walking across the field below my street. I’d spread out my arms hoping the wind would catch me. My coat billowed. Sometimes my hat took off on its own route, and I’d have to chase it. But once we got beyond the field, the houses on each side of the road protected us from the wind. School was a quick walk from there.

Woolworth’s sold kites. They were made with balsa wood and tissue-like paper. You had to be gentle when putting the kite together because the wood could break or the tissue paper tear. I’d buy the kite and a reel of twine. I’d look around the house for something to use for the kite’s tail. When the kite was all together, I’d go down to the field on a windy day and fly my kite. I remember holding it in my hand at the cross wood in the middle and running with it waiting for the wind. The kite soared into the air higher and higher after the wind caught it. Nothing was more amazing than the kite flying high in the air with the sky as a back drop. I felt the wind. I was the kite.

Leaving on a Jet Plane: Peter, Paul and Mary

Posted March 1, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

A Simple Prayer: Greg Engle

Posted March 1, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

Peace Corps Marching Song: The Other Singers

Posted March 1, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

Mr. Sheahan Goodby: Harry Belafonte and Dinah Shore.

Posted March 1, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video


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