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Slim and Franke

Monday, August 19, 2013

SOMETIMES I AM STILL TEMPTED

Question Of The Week 8/19/13
Our granddaughter Hope in the cherry tree.

Do you remember the last time you climbed a tree? When and where were you?

28 comments:

  1. Last time was in 1962 - when I was in school ! Is that you atop the tree? Calls for great courage indeed. Regards Ram

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  2. i can not any more and am not tempted for a long time.

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  3. Ramakrishnan Ramanathan -- Ram, that is our granddaughter. I don't think we had color film when I was climbing trees:)

    Brite Mist -- Maybe not tempted to actually climb but can you remember that feeling of joy being high up in a tree?

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  4. I cannot actually remember because as I have grown I have avoided branches that might break! When you are light weight it is easier to be brave.

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  5. I used to climb a tree in my maternal grandparents' back yard. It was called the Judy tree, because my grandfather planted in honor of her - she was the first grandchild. It was a perfect height for a child to climb, with sturdy branches.

    I've mentioned that tree in my blog before and cousin Judy is a grandmother herself now. Yesterday she and her husband celebrated 45 years of marriage.

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  6. I don't think I've ever climbed a tree, or wanted to! I have climbed over walls and fences back in the day when I tried to rescue someone who was being hurt by her husband. Sounds a bit like something from a James Bond film, but it's true. :D

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  7. It was a few weeks ago...not a huge tree, but up on a branch to get a better picture. :) As a kid, I practically lived in them...and our treehouse.

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  8. I am not too tempted these days by anything that involves height. I do remember climbing some trees with my kids, but that was probably more than 30 years ago.

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  9. Tabor -- Yikes, at my weight today it would have to be one sturdy tree.

    Lynn -- How cool that I posted this the day after their anniversary. Guess it is in honor of the Judy Tree:)

    LL Cool Joe -- Sounds like there may be a blog post for you in that story.

    Talon -- Of course you would still climb a tree for a good photo.

    Jeanie -- 30 years ago for you and 55 years ago for me. I was 12 when I last climbed a tree.

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  10. I can't remember - it has been far too long ago. I do recall how I loved to climb up and sit high on one of the tall branches just to think and pass time on a summer afternoon. This brought back some wonderful memories :)

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  11. ah! I used to be always on the trees as a kid...miss those days...

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  12. Changes in the wind -- Monica, I am in shock. A cowgirl that didn't climb trees?!

    Rae -- Can't you just feel the cool breeze sitting high up in those branches?

    ashok -- I knew you were a tree climber:)

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  13. I would need you to run the loader tractor for me if I get in a tree.

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  14. I don't want to go there. It was too recent for my memory. I've always been a little monkey...even at my age.

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  15. That is funny, because Mr. RK and I were just talking about this yesterday (probably right around when you were posting.) As a kid, I climbed trees all the time...I think I only stopped when we moved to a climate where it rained quite a lot.

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  16. Ok if I tell you this you are sworn to secrecy. I climbed one last week, it was great fun. I'm much more cautious than I used to be, but I need my tree time.

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  17. It was at least 20 years and I shudder to think about it. I climbed up the tree to cut a dead branch off. I think there was a rope tied around my waist, just in case. I think.

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  18. Cliff -- The amazing part is that I could do it. I could run the loader tractor. Who knows, I might even learn to repair some of this equipment around here. I have learned that I should put 100% gasoline in my mower and also why Ron always tilted the mower and tractor seats up when they were not in use. Not only have I found eggs in the seats, the chickens have also left other surprises:(

    cube -- Nothing wrong with monkeys. Be proud if you can still climb a tree.

    Riot Kitty -- Lots of rain does tend to make a tree a bit slippery.

    Brighid -- Ah, I envy you tree time. Have you seen some of the great tree houses people are building these days? There are actual magazines dedicated just to tree houses.

    Kay -- If you are climbing up a tree and there is a rope around your waist, what happens when you fall? Doesn't the rope come down with you or is it placed high above you? If the limb breaks what if the rope limb breaks too? You must have wanted that dead branch out pretty badly to climb up there. You are a brave little thing aren't you?

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  19. Am I the only one who grew up in a town and not a tree to be seen??

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  20. GA: Visit my post again-i have answered your query regarding multiple hands for Indian Gods. Ram

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  21. Lol. I'm proud to be a primate.

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  22. I cannot remember when the last time was but I remember always climbing this big Willow Tree in my backyard as a kid. We lost the tree in a hurricane in 1977. :( (Rob)

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  23. I was in elementary school and a lot younger - you?

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  24. I can't remember how old I was, but I got well into a tree before realizing it was completely covered in squirming caterpillars. I got down very, very quickly and never climbed another tree ever again.

    For the record I like caterpillars, but I don't want them all over me.

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  25. Too long! Right, that goes on the list.

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  26. Does an enormous up ended tree count?
    It was on the edge of Lake Windemere and my brother and I regarded it as our den.

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  27. Last week to cut a branch :-) It was a plum tree and it was garden work. Just for fun...about 35 years ago.

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