Long ago ladies found that gentle swinging or rocking was quite beneficial to mind and body. Victorian porches were lined with rocking chairs and porch swings were hung under the eaves.
This is one recreation that is so integral to life, than instead of paying for an expensive trip to get away from it all, why not spend the money on a glider swing, canopy swing or porch swing just for yourself?
I love the old fashioned rope and board swing, too.
...and so do children. It looks like someone has been playing tea party
and dress up!