July 18, 2010

Sharing Memories (Week 33): Games

This is Week 33 of our 52 weeks of Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey Journal. I hope you'll join us with your memories! Write them down - you don't have to share them. Your memories can be private - write them in a journal at home, or they can be shared publicly here on OliveTreeGenealogy Blog or on your own Blog.

This week our topic is Games. Games you played as a child. Games your mom or dad or grandparents talked about playing as a child.

We played Kick the Can and Hide 'N Seek (yelling out "Olly olly oxen free" to let others know that a hider was caught and so everyone else could show themselves) and one I especially loved but can't remember what it was called!

It involved tossing a rubber ball over the peak of a house (usually ours because it was one of the few 2 storey homes on the street) to someone waiting on the other side. Maybe it wasn't even a traditional game, but I sure loved playing it. We also played a lot of "cops and robbers" but I got hurt when my robber partner (the boy next door) handcuffed his wrist to mine and then jumped off our porch roof. I swear I would have jumped but I just wasn't ready! I don't remember playing it after that.

I don't know what games my parents or grandparents played but I wish I did. How about you?


Flowers said...

Although it wasn't really a game, my twin and, on every trip we took, would wait for the next BURMA SHAVE sign to come along, then sing out the words together, then discuss the meaning in detail until the next one appeared. It kept us going on those long trips in Montana.

Anonymous said...

I think that game played with the ball over the roof was called Annie-Over. That's what each side called out.