August 6, 2010

Flashback 55

While taking pictures at the beach, I spied a playground slide. Wishing to gain a higher vantage point, I decided to climb up. As I was about to take that first step, a sudden rush of memory stopped me cold: This slide was exactly like the one at my old grade school forty years ago!

(The beach was at Higgins Lake, not far from where I took THIS picture!)


  1. Spooky when that happens, the years fall away. If you want to hear (yes hear!) or read my Friday 55 Flash fiction then click here. Hope you have a good weekend!

  2. cool. lova little things like that, that stir the nostalgia

  3. Ah memories take us to unexpected places. Nice!

  4. I love those flashes of childhood memory!

    And I love the idea of a grown man on top of a playground slide. :)

    Nice 55!

  5. Must have been a very old slide, because now a days they make them out of plastic.

    My 55 is here.

  6. It is so fun to come upon things like that. Memories, like your 55 is excellent. Have a wonderful Friday :)

  7. It's so cool when we encounter such simple things that have the power to transport us back in time. I love this 55!

  8. HA!!!
    I Love Higgins Lake.
    When I worked for the State, there was a conference center there!
    Excellent 55 Eric...
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  9. I felt the same way when I went to a children's park recently

  10. Love the shot. Deja vu is way cool.

  11. They never let us have a slide at our school. Just rocks and the occasional stick to play with. I'm serious!!

    --a G-man Fan


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