Melissa McLay -- March 11, 1984 to September 22, 2002
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February 19 | Shields Up
We had this great playhouse that had two swings, four windows painted like giant sunflowers, and two stories. The second level was accessible by a small ladder and had no roof. Melissa loved this playhouse much more than I did, mostly because she was younger.

In the summers we would climb up on top of the playhouse and, behind the railings, spin wild tales of make believe.

Sometimes the playhouse would be a large ship and we would take turns being captain. Sometimes I would declare that we were on the star ship Enterprise, though Melissa would seldom go along with it.

Once or twice I remember a hat being involved, perhaps to show who was in charge of that particular game. But there were always the bolts.

On two corners of the railings were bolts holding the whole contraption together. There weren't many of them, but they were enough. The bolts would be the way to start the engine, pull up the anchor, or activate the shields.
Remembered by Valette | 3:35pm

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please note: the dates for all comments posted before january 8, 2004 are incorrect.
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It looks as if this playhouse is going to have to be tore down, the roof is very soft and I don't think it will hold anyones weight. A lot of fond memories in that playhouse, but no one uses it any more - sad.

Posted by Jeanette
March 02, 2004 | 12:34 PM

that makes me very sad.

Posted by Valette
March 02, 2004 | 4:31 PM

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