Friday, February 5, 2010

Early skates

My first skates weren't very effective or comfortable. I did enjoy playing around on the frozen pond near our home, whether in boots or on skates.

Read more in my February column:  Memories of my first skates.

This photo of me (with double-bladed skates) was taken when I was barely two and one-half years old.   Note the stiff oversized mittens.  I bet they were red.  I have a memory of shiny red mittens we called "lobster claw" mittens.

In the distance you can see the sloped lawn of the old "Locust Lawn" estate.

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