Thanks to Alicia at More Than Words for hosting this fun flashback every Friday!
The house I grew up in backed up to a park. It was the perfect park, too, with some of everything - woods, big hills, a nice playground, softball fields, and a small basketball court way in the back. Oh, and a creek! I'm not sure how I could forget that because it often flooded and the park would be a sloppy mess. However, one of the best things about the creek and the overflow water was when it all turned to ice in the winter.
When there was snow and ice, the park would be full of kids sleigh-riding down the hills and ice skating on the creek - or in this case, on the frozen ground! Even though it's hard to see, my brother and I are wearing ice skates in this picture. I remember mine - they were the kind that had 4 small blades and went on over your shoes. I asked my mom what was up with the pants and she said, "Oh those were Capris". Mmmmm K. (not) When I look at old pictures the pants all look like they need to be shifted down a kid. This must've been around 1969/70.