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April 08, 2009

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Sue

Our neighborhood playground has one! And I admit being a little surprised to see it there - but there it is. And it sits on regular old wood chips - NOT the rubber 'chips' on so many new playgrounds! My kids love it.

Syler Thomas

So your kids get neck injuries AND splinters-- that's awesome. Just like the good ol' days...

Christy

I both have a memory of an awful fall off of one of those as a small kid and another memory of finding an old one with my own kids and having a blast.

Another playground relic - the really really tall metal slide. We have a rare one at our homeschooling co-op, my oldest managed to chip his tooth on it ;)

Syler Thomas

Metal slide...the best. Those plastic slides are awful, and cause terrible static electricity to boot.

Mama

You certainly highlighted the good old days. And now, you need more kid pictures on your blog.

Will

Fortunately our small-town park still has one, but just as others have said, I am a bit surprised. I am pleased though, kids today should not be deprived from the same fun we had.

paula montgomery

Aw, the good ole merry-go-round...we have one in our city and my grandkids love it! At this point I am looking to buy them one for their backyard. We have a great time on it anytime we viist the park even though they have a playground in their back yard. We still go and have a great time.

Susankay Cowgill

I have one in my back yard I am getting ready to sell! My kids loved it, but are grown. I am in Ohio and will be putting it on Craigs List for Columbus/Dayton today-7/28/10. Still researching the price. It is just like the one in the pic.

AMIE GRACE

I REMEMBER OUR MERRY GO ROUND JUST LIKE THE ONE IN THE PIC, IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE SELLING ONE PLEASE INFORM ME TRYING TO BUY ONE FOR OUR COMMUNITY CENTER

Norman Dale

No more playground roundabouts and peanuts. What is the world coming to? I'm not clear that children are one bit safer for all this.

bobby carl

I bought one yesterday at an auction for 15 bucks....poured some crete and its in operation tomorrow morning...

Sean Nolan

I'm well under thirty, and my playground still had a merry-go-round, metal slide, and even a teeter-toter. Unfortunately, they'll all be gone after next year's 'upgrade'.

Robyn

The wooden slides at Playland at the Beach's Fun House in San Francisco.. one would grab a gunny sack and head up the long flight of stairs.. these slides were so highly polished.. not a splinter to be had.. loved them. Wonder where they went?

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