Many folk put in their blogs their fun family times. Telling the games played and things done for fun. I am looking around me and I am trying to get together the things we do for fun (that I can tell!!) When I was a kid, ‘kick the can’ and hide and seek are the earliest I remember. Later there was “Red Rover Red Rover”, I still do not know where the name came from.
I enjoyed playing ‘hop Scotch’ with Shirl, but I was not much for jumping rope. Of course there were the ball games. I remember taking my bike to the school ball fields one Saturday morning and determining I would learn to ride the bike backwards before the day was out. I did. Bike riding was a lot of fun. It was not ‘extreme’ as it is today.
(Of course Shirl’s was drawn in the dirt, and we chose a pretty piece of glass or a rock to pitch. It was a Girl’s game but I liked it.)
There were seasons of games; I know marbles were played in the spring and summer. You can get in trouble for ruining a good pair of overhauls (I never knew they were over-all's until I was grown.) Also at my house I was not supposed to play for ‘keeps’ cause that was gambling, but of course I was a boy, so I did it. I loved marbles. My mama had a scripture she made up, “Marble not!” taking it from the terms in scripture, “Marvel not.”
I loved kite season also, I made my kites. I have watched kite flying today and we were so tame. None of my kites would do the stuff these kites do today.
Now as seniors, we go places where they have shuffle board and horse shoes, but we do not join them. But I do love to pitch horse shoes.
Now our fun is Yard Sales, looking for books. Or just walking and talking. We also like to back pack but haven’t done that in a couple years now. We may make one more big stab at it next year, if family and friends stay well. I guess you could consider eating out a sport, we do it enough.
At home we play cards on our computers. Buddy gave me a truck to play with; I have run the batteries down and will have to replace them soon. We read of course, for entertainment.
Do you like crosswords or Sudoku? Sherry likes both those, I don’t mind a good cross word puzzle every once in awhile.
Sometimes we have fun cooking.
Fun like beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, I think. Thank you for stopping by the Log.
A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
This apple car has got to be used to it’s fullest. I could eat one of those about now. Mel, Cher, & Dar would be getting’ ready to can.