Sunday, October 21, 2012

Are You a Swinger?

Yes, I am a swinger....
I love swinging on a old fashion porch swing!
Lovely for a lazy Sunday afternoon
or
in the evening with the one you love.



Oh how I was little I wanted a swing, like my Grandad
had at 1515.
I can remember swinging so high and so 
fast (it seemed) that I was thought I would hit the
window just behind the swing..but I never did.


When I bought 1515,
the hooks were still there in the ceiling.
The ones my Grandfather had put up.
Since then a whole lotta
swinging has been going on.
sophisticated swingers

daughter and dad

cousins swing together

I guess it is kind of nice that
you can even swing on your
Great Great Grandparents porch

Last month, the swing fell!
No fear cousin Fred fixed it.
We tried it out one evening,
just swinging in the dark,
not saying a word...just the two of us 
swinging.
appreciative of the family memories 
that come with swing on my
Grandparents porch.
so.......
are you a swinger?









12 comments:

Jill said...

I'd love to be!!! I see these on porches and always say - I'd love to sit there and swing on that...

chris mckinley said...

I don't have a front porch, well, I do but not big enough to have a swing....but I would love to have one! Your swing looks so inviting!!

chris

Rose H (UK) said...

Oh my goodness Ann, here in the UK a 'Swinger' is something quite different! (I was actually beginning to blush.)
But to answer your question, if we had a porch and a swing upon it, yes I most certainly would be swinging on it ;o)

Lottie said...

Ann, what beautiful memories of people on the swing! My in-laws had a porch swing and six children! I have such fond memories of everyone trying to pile on and swing all together! Wish I had a picture of it! Treasure your pictures of family in the swing. Kinda makes time stand still... Have a great week coming up!

Protector of Vintage said...

We had a porch swing at the home where I grew-up. I miss it terribly!! As a substitute, I bought a metal swing that stands on its own and put it on the back patio of the home I live in now. Had to have something!!

Heather said...

Ooh, I LOVE it. Yes, I'm a swinger, but currently without a swing. I've been dying to get one because we have the perfect porch for one.

Love your blog! Lots of vintage charm to look at...

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Most definitely! A swinger, and a rocker, too!

Shirley said...

I was a swinger when I was younger...you are so lucky to have 1515 in your life..swing on, swing on for many more years..



Shari said...

Yes I am a proud swinger. We spend a lot of time outdoors and it's my favorite spot to be! Lovely story about your swing! Shari

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your swing is sort of a time machine I'm thinking. I'm sure anyone sitting on it is thinking back on times or people past. The pics of your porch swing took me back to the late 1950's, down in the country at my grandma and grandpa's. My cousin and I were swinging. We were little. Our feet didn't touch the porch. The swing was creaking and Whipporwills were calling down by the creek. Right now, I'm wishing my own porch was big enough for a swing.

Gail said...

Oh yes Ann, I'm a swinger and I LOVE my swing that we just recently hung on our front porch. I'm hoping that I will be able to make wonderful memories such as yours with my grandsons. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Shelia said...

Yep, Ann, I'm a swinger too! :) Cute post and love all the pics of your family swingers! :) I know exactly how it feels when the chain breaks! that's happened to me a few times.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)