Thursday, September 3, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Baton

Just seeing a photo of a baton makes me nostalgic for twirling.  That's what we called it in the south when I was growing up:  twirling.  I took lessons during my elementary school years and loved it, practiced at home in the backyard.  We didn't have majorettes at my small high school;  if we had I am sure I would have wanted to continue twirling into my teens.  As it is, batons make me remember long summer days, listening to my transistor radio and twirling in the backyard. 
(Vintage Majorette Valentine from Birdhouse Books)

Did you love baton when you were growing up?   I would love to hear from you in the comments, below.


Carol L. said...

Oh the memories. I too took twirling during my elementary school years. I loved it. I was forever twirling as I walked through our house, in our yard & honestly, wherever & whenever I could :) Thanks for bringing back a great time in my life..
Carol L
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Mary Huckaby said...

I never learned how to twirl, but I thought it looked so cool! I used to march around my backyard with my baton held high and pretended I was twirling. lol

Ariel Wilson said...

I never did, but my mom did drum corps and that's what she focused on! She still visits competitions for fun.

Mistle said...

I had a baton when I was younger. I loved doing all kinds of tricks with it. I was never good at it by any means but it was always fun!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for the comments! Glad to know that some of my blog friends fondly remember batons and twirling, too.

Unknown said...

No never had the option to twirl, but always admired the skills. Love a trip down memory lane.