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The Kite that Got Away


My Pirate Kite didn’t look like this one;
but at least this gives you a general idea.
She was a beauty! A kite that special
deserved its freedom.

Spring is in full swing. Seeing families out and about this time of year always puts me in mind of this story.

I was a third grader in the spring of 1970. The Easter Bunny left something extra for me along with the traditional basket of candy that year. It was a kite. And not just any old dime store kite, either. This one was white with a skull and crossbones emblazoned in black in the center: the Jolly Roger, symbol of swashbuckling adventure.

It was a Pirate Kite! At nine years-old, I felt like I had won the lottery. Continue reading