"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
And I bet you had to walk uphill both ways to retrieve them...
Frisbees? Phah! Back in my days we had to carve our own boomerangs out of mammoth collarbones.
My backyard borders the field of an elementary school. We had our first "Lost Drone" flyer on the telephone pole up the street on December 26th of last year.
Boomerangs? Pah! don't talk to me about boomerangs. I found one, once, lost in the grass in the local park. I picked it up and said to my friend "These things never work!", and threw it as hard as I could. I didn't even watch it go. Next thing I knew, I was face down in the grass with a boomerang circling round, itching for another chance at my scalp.
And I lost a Spitfire in a tall tree. Not radio controlled back then. We hurled sticks at the branches for hours, and then the spitfire came loose, nose-dived, levelled out, spun, landed on the road outside our house, just in time to be crushed flat by a passing bus.
Which means I should probably get a drone, so fate could have yet another belly-laugh at my expense.I won't mention the fate of countless frisbees and kites, but there was the balsa and tissue plane with the solid fuel Jetex engine. It was pretty, as flaming projectiles go, but Mrs Telling wasn't happy about it landing in her roses.
You're exposing you're kid's picture, his full name and cell number? Are you nuts? Put the adult's face on it and don't mention anything about a kid. Have some sense.Recently in our area two 10-12 year-olds sent out flyers advertising yard work and showing names, addresses, and phone numbers. Also not a good idea these days.Lurker111
?? can you read his name and cell? I thought I whited it out. If not, I'll redo it.
I believe he's speaking to the person who created this, that it's a bad idea to put personal information + picture of child on public poster.
Yeah, Minnesotastan, I wasn't fussing at you--the kid's pic as you've shown is pretty innocuous, as you've removed the identifying info. I _was_ ranting against the original idea of producing this information for public consumption in a flyer such as this.Lurker111
Yes, yes, stranger danger. Very threatening since in a population of 350,000,000 about 115 children are abducted by strangers each year. Which would make this parent less negligent by several orders of magnitude than a parent who transports their child by car (with or without safety equipment).
FWIW, distributing such a flyer in our neighborhood doesn't raise any eyebrows. We even distribute a neighborhood directory with everyone's phone numbers and the names of children, including lists of which kids are available for hire for babysitting, lawnmowing, pet sitting, snow shoveling, etc.
i found an aerobie on my roof, and after several tries, i was finally was able to get it off. about 6 months later, when they were moving, the neighbor kid across the street came over, asking if he could get it back.I-)
I lost a plastic rocket (launched by water and air pressure) as a kid, took about a year to find it. That was 35-40 years ago. On second thought why was I allowed to play with that (?), it built enough pressure to shoot 100- to 200' up...the good old days.
Kids used to be allowed to do things that were fun. There wasn't all this fretting to prevent kids from getting hurt at *any* cost. Yes, some times we got hurt and we learned never to make that particular mistake again; though we'd often run right back to the thing that hurt us. Now we're getting parents that are trying to protect their kids from not only things that will hurt them but, thing that will *offend* them. That generation is in for a horrible shock when they grow up,Edit: Had to many typos, I had to repost this.
Most decent drones on the market will alert the user that they are about to get "out of range" and will even circle back towards the user (or descend) so that the radio connection can remain established. But yeah - As a kid, I remember by dad and his buddies constantly losing control of their model airplanes (and kites for that matter) - sometimes crashing into houses, into the road, etc. And some just disappeared and were never found again :)