Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day ninety-nine of that project.
Here is the teeter-totter or see-saw depending on where you are from.
This is a nice one. It has bumpers on the bottom. I have never been on a teeter-totter with bumpers.
I teeter-tottered a lot when I was a girl and if you had a partner that was ornery they would pick up their feet on the way down and you better be holding on. Because when they hit the dirt it would just about bounce you off that board.
The other trick was to just get off and walk away when you were at the bottom. Then if the person on the other end didn’t have their feet down WHAM! It would just about rattle your teeth loose.
There were some really nasty ouches if your tongue was between your teeth.
Kids would see how many they could get on each side and still make it go, until a teacher caught them anyway.
However, if you and your best friend were teeter-tottering it could be really nice going up and down. It wasn’t noisy so you could talk to each other or even sing!