Monday, February 11, 2013

Oh, go fly a kite!

So you think you know a little about kite-flying? Just grab some sticks and wire and ribbon and string, and head out to the park on a windy day? That's all?

Check out 80-year-old Ray Bethell. Gather the kids around this one.

The message with the email to me read, "The man flying the 3 kites is in his 80s, and he's from Canada. He comes to the Washington State International Kite Festival every year. His skin is like leather as he normally flies with his shirt off. He is deaf, so when he flies they hold their hands up and wave them for applause. He flies 2 with his hands and the 3rd one is attached to his waist. Enjoy

"You must watch to the end to see the amazing landing of that last kite!  I would have those kites so tangled up, you could never get them separated again! 

"And of course, make sure the volume is turned up because the music is wonderful and totally reflects the soaring of the kites."

No, don't give up yet...

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