Deborah Lundbech

Deborah Lundbech

Posted on 08/19/2013


Photo taken on August 12, 2013


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The Jolly Jumper, 1984

The Jolly Jumper, 1984
That's what this child jumper was called. Colin look fairly glum, but he actually loved it.
We inherited this ancient looking 70s jumper. (Ruth, was this yours?)
After Colin saw this photo, he remarked at how lucky he felt still being able to father a child. lol

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Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown
I think it was Frances first for her boys, then I used it for my two, then on to you. It does look rather primitive by today's standards. I think all who used it are lucky to be alive.....period. LOL!!
4 years ago.
Deborah Lundbech
Deborah Lundbech
haha.You're right about that. I don't know if you remember the design of this thing, but those two ropes hooked on to a crossbar that was connected to one of those insanely pinchy springs - about six inches long - and that was connected to a claw like thing that went over the doorway. (I think I'm remembering this right.)
You had to start off with the baby lying down, then you swung him upright and tottered over to the doorway, climbed on a stool and forced your trembling arms to hook over the rim. (with the baby deadweight in the sling)
DAMN lucky to be alive, I'd say!
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown
I absolutely do remember the design!!! But how they all loved it. They could really get the thing going. Probably lawsuits all over the place, we just never heard about them :)
4 years ago.
RicksPics
RicksPics
:)
4 years ago.
John McKay
John McKay
Memories, my daughter bounced away on her jolly jumper in 1975 and my son in 1979, they enjoyed it and survived, a miracle. They did enjoy it though.
4 years ago.