Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    When i was four, my Dad and i went down into the River Valley (Cleveland) and treenapped a maple sapling for our backyard.

    Fifty-nine years later, (fifty-five since we moved South) according to Google Earth, it’s still there and grown Rather Large.

  2. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, over 2 years ago

    building a tire swing…

    for my great-grandson!

  3. toppop52

    toppop52 said, over 2 years ago

    “Life is just a tire swing…” (Jimmy Buffett)

  4. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    So cute!

  5. J Nichols-MacDonald

    J Nichols-MacDonald said, over 2 years ago

    He’s starting from scratch! :)

  6. Keith

    Keith said, over 2 years ago

    Oh that we all had such long-range planning skills and persistence to follow it through.

  7. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Our Aspen tree drops little babies all over the place, I usually just run them over with the mower


    New neighbor has about a dozen little ones growing in his front yard now


    We noticed he was mowing around them, he said that he’d priced having trees planted and decided it was a lot cheaper to let nature do the job

  8. prrdh

    prrdh said, over 2 years ago

    @mrbribery

    There is wisdom in Gene’s behavior far beyond his years:http://theseeker77.blogspot.com/2011/02/old-man-and-fig-tree.html

  9. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    whmill: Works until the air pollution is so corrosive that it kills the trees.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    A nice idea but it will take more years than he will be a child to enjoy it.

  11. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 2 years ago

    My grandmother had a sampler hanging in her kitchen, it was so cheery and hopeful:

    Who plants a seed
    Beneath the sod
    And waits to see
    Believes in God.

  12. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 2 years ago

    @Fairportfan2

    I enjoyed your post – a story in two sentences – and “treenapped”, very much! : )

  13. iced tea

    iced tea said, over 2 years ago

    I have fond memories of my swing from childhood. It was a round plastic green disc tied to a branch of the sickle pear tree in our yard. I had much enjoyment from it.

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    Ours was a bag swing – a pile of worn-out fabric in a burlap bag. Conforms to the body and you won’t get hurt if it hits you in the face. Disadvantage: it takes a day or two to dry out after a rain – less if you don’t mind looking like you had an accident.

  15. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I used to lean across the swing with a rag in my hand and play tug-of-war with the dogShe’d pull my waaaay out and let go and then come running back in to catch me again on the return..

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