Girl Whacks Ball

Tetherball was a lifesaver in my childhood.  It filled lonely spots on the playground with a zen-like calmness when played alone.

Sometimes boys made it a ‘cage-fight-to-the death’ during recesses at Hoover Elementary.  tetherball

I was one of the tougher girl players, but not the best. The physics of tetherball were right up my alley. I didn’t need to be a fast runner, but strength and timing were still key.

Funny how a thin pole, a string and a dangling object can keep a cat endlessly entertained.

How much more so an independent little girl!

Via Daily Prompt:  Tether

Photo 9/365 by Alexis Nyal

 

 

2 thoughts on “Girl Whacks Ball

  1. 😢 we had one in our yard growing up on Thumbelina Dr. I remember the boys always trying to kill me with ball! I also liked playing alone.

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