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?