Monday, August 29, 2011

I am from the generation that used wooden crates, boards and broken roller skates to make scooters that we pushed with one foot. Dangling a piece of bacon on a string to catch crayfish was also a biggie when I was  a kid. Thing is, it was simpler time. We didn't have a TV until I was 8 years old and computers...what the heck are computers? This is was the kind of game boy that gave us hours of fun.
When I became a bigger boy I got some big boy toys and ended up with some magnificent sailing crafts. They were complicated and costly, and I spent more time servicing and cleaning them than I did actually sailing. Well, it all comes full circle. I found a simple "toy" with essentially no moving parts; and I have to use my own muscles to make it move. It cost a bit more than my home-made scooters (although I built a few of these as well), but I spend almost all my time playing with it rather than fixing or servicing it. Life is good.

Paddle safe...


Steadfast Ahoy! said...

I think you must be about the same age as I am. This month I made "Three Boats in Five Minutes" with my Grands. What a blast. They are all still young enough to enjoy the simple things in life. Some time next year or so, they will be helping me with my new computer!

Duncan and Joan said...

Yes, how so very true, Silbs. A great thinker from your country advised us to "simplify, simplify, simplify" - and that was a long time before K.I.S.S. It seems he was correct. Why does it take us so long to figure that out? :) Duncan.

Silbs said...

I agree, Rosemary, the wonder enjoyed by the young is short lived and precious.
Duncan, we learn matter how long it takes.