Flying Kites on
The windy days of spring and summer brought out the
kite-making skills of the boys of bygone years.
Crossing two sticks, they tied them together securely
and ran a string around the circumference of the kite through grooves carefully
cut in the ends of the sticks.
A large piece of paper was then carefully applied to
the skeleton thus formed and a tail of small pieces of coloured cloth tied to a
string was added.
A ball of cord made up of pieces carefully saved from
store purchases during the winter was then attached and the kite sent soaring
An older boy sometimes attempted to create a box
kite, either square or triangular in shape, with the outer thirds covered with
paper and the inner third left open.
Mary Dawson,"Spring's Windy Days Drew Kites, Kitemakers,"
The Liberal,March 22, 1978