Laura Rennie

an early Father's Day tribute

Laura R.Comment
I'm fascinated by my father. He makes the best burgers and steak, tells the best stories and the corniest jokes, fixes anything and everything and has the most generous heart I know.

He used to push me high up in the air on the handmade swing in our front yard, reciting what he could remember of "The Swing" by Robert Louis Stevenson. I love you, dad!

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!