f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Summer Playground

Posted Monday, July 11, 2011, at 6:00 AM

July 26, 1946 Southeast Missourian

Boys arrive on their bicycles to open an afternoon's play at the May Greene School playground in Cape Girardeau. A supervised play program at the city's playgrounds was under the direction of Miss Gwen Winningham and Louis Muegge. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

Here is a previous blog of boys ready to play baseball in the summer program.

This previous blog shows shows youngsters at the oval pool in Fairground Park.


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  • I shot some kids setting up a "fortune-teller booth," a psychic version of a lemonade stand, in 1967 in Ohio. One of the pictures shows all of the bicycles the kids brought with them.


    Notice how skinny all those kids are? That's what happens when kids used bikes and their feet, not Mom's SUV to get around.

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Mon, Jul 11, 2011, at 7:40 AM
  • This is part of what is missing in today's society. These kids are at this park because they wanted to get there bad enough. No parents drove them...there weren't any 'organized' groups with team shirts and sponsors...probably no parents even showed up to watch them play. These kids are here for the simple joy and and love of the game.

    -- Posted by Catbert on Mon, Jul 11, 2011, at 9:10 AM
  • love the bikes.

    -- Posted by insider63785 on Mon, Jul 11, 2011, at 11:48 AM
  • Short hair and no shorts.

    -- Posted by sideliner on Mon, Jul 11, 2011, at 11:05 PM