Barrett and Marie by the new playground. (That cute little guy in the blue cap just over Grandpa Barrett's right shoulder is me. Emily is just above Grandma Marie. I am pretty sure the little blond girl is Stalee and JB is on the slide.) Thanks Nat for the pic.
I turn 30 tomorrow and it was a fixture in my childhood as long as I can remember (in fact it the first of my many some concussions happened because I fell from the top of the slide.Well today it came to an end! Unfortunately unprotected wood does not last forever in the Utah environment and it got to the point where it was no longer safe for kids. So today, my Dad took his chain saw and weakened the main columns and pulled the tower down.
I'm sure that some of us are saddened by this loss. I wish my Barrett would have gotten a chance to enjoy it, but at the same time I am not sure I would have let him up there with the rotten wood like it was.
Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Haws for giving us such a wonderful place to grow and develop.