And so today:
In the 1950’s there was a lot of original entertainment. At school in Valdese during lunch breaks boys and some girls played something like miniature volley ball with a paper cup filled with paper and folded over to form ‘sort of a ball’ it was batted back and forth by hand like volley ball or ping pong.
Boys played Red Hands. One player extends their hands forward, roughly at arm's length, with the palms down. The other player's hands, also roughly at arm's length, are placed, palms up, under the first player's hands. The object of the game is for the second player to slap the back of the first player's hands before the first player can pull them away. If the slapping player misses, the players swap roles and play again.
Another one. After a sandlot impromptu ball game boys would go to a local store and get a nickel soda. All glass soda bottles are embossed with the city of origin. Out of habit every boy would hold his bottle up and look at the bottom where bottle origination was embossed. If someone found their bottle that was from ‘out of town’, i.e. Atlanta, Raleigh or Norfolk, they would say something like, “I will ‘Out of Town’ you for a dime!” every once in a while someone else who got a bottle from out of town would take the bet.” Then if the furthest distance was not obvious a vote would be taken.
Funny how entertaining some simple games were. Hi tech is nice, but humans can entertain themselves in any situations. This all came to mind when Rick, from down in Alabama, found an RC bottle. I automatically wondered if it was from Birmingham or Atlanta. When I find an old soda bottle, out of habit, I ALWAYS look at the bottom to see the origin. LOL
Imma simple complicated guy. LOL