The Farnsworth house was two stories. The window of the upstairs bedroom opened onto the back porch roof. Simply open the window and remove the screen. One could step onto the porch roof. From there one could then ascend to the top of the house. That gave access to the chimney. One could shout down to anyone in the dining room. Little kids could be frightened that way. What tween would not love doing that to irritating younger relatives.
Maybe I have misled you. I did have a slide of sorts, a metal wrapped cellar door. It was slanted and mostly slick. It was under a shade tree which made it even more fun. Reba Jane and I would play under that tree. And we really did sing the 'Little playmate, come out and play with me' song. My family moved from the place when I was seven. There are times in the autumn of life it might be fun to go down a slide ... if one could just climb the ladder to get to it....
leaves gliding down the slide
just one more time!
© Janice Adcock