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Just Add Water

Just Add Water

Take one kid, add dirt (water optional), and you have the very definition of "full of imaginative fun." Your 'umble narrator in the back yard garden, soon to learn a sharp lesson about leaving a rake with the tines up. Note the 1950 Studebaker Champion, AKA "The Green Apple." From my dad's slides: Kodachrome, Kodak Retina. View full size.

Robin's Egg Blue

For those who were wondering, the car in the background is a 1950 Studebaker Champion. This was Studebaker's entry-level car that year.

Playin in the dirt

Loribl is right. Playin' in the dirt is what kids should be doing. My goodness my favorite thing in the world was taking out some hot wheels cars and matchbox trucks and such and building roads and ponds and all kinds of stuff.

Not an Xbox in sight!

This is what kids are supposed to be doing: playing in the dirt fueled only by their imaginations! Thanks for a great shot.

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