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1 Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:27 am

gypsy


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kick the can,hide and seek, red rover.
good memories, if it was raining monopoly,old maid~ bet my mom burned at least 20 decks because of arguments
we also laughed till we cried arranging our cards so someone would draw the old maid.. listening to the radio,reading comics, but outside was more fun.. we had to be made to come in` i don't ever remember getting bored..

2 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:41 am

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we played hit the can, hide and seek en red rover too, though I dont remember, how we called red rover.
girls used to enjoy themselves playing jumping ropes and the boys also played what we called "pole and bock"
playing soccer on the streets was usual then, because there was not yet too many traffic - it s impossible nowadays.
we had special rules for playing soccer in the street - the goal consisted of two jackets and we had no corner kicks - the
rule was: three corners - pinanty (at that time we did not know penalty was the correct English word)
a "pinanty" was taken at eleven steps from the goal (we called that eleven jaars, for we did not know the word yards either)
Hardly any children played cards, for it was a so-called devil's game, so forbidden.
Somewhere in the attic I still must have my monopoly game from the time streets only cost a few hundred guilders instead of a few hundred thousand euro's.
Playing cowboys and Indians was very popular, and when we did I always wore my blue sombrero, lol
Medieval combats as knights with woorden swords was popular, but you had to look out for some headache after a blow on your head :-)

3 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:14 am

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Very interesting Mays , especially about cards being forbidden.
I was raised in a rural farm setting, most houses were at least a mile apart , but we all had horses so we took night rides, conjuring up visions of being Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, or the Lone Ranger, once at the designated house we did play hide and seek, out in the farm we had a creek over it hung large grape vines , we would swing from these with a Tarzan yell and drop into the water. Catching fireflies and making rings with them or putting them into a jar and pretending them were our signal lights. Fishing was always a great passtime as was a competive game of baseball. Being one of two girls and thirteen boys in the neighborhood , I had to learn to play football and not get killed at the same time. The mothers always managed to have a supply of lemonade and cookies for the group . We would catch locust and tie a thread to them then swing them in the air and listen to the buzzing sound they would make.

4 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:59 am

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Playing cards being forbidden was because I was born in the Dutch Bible Belt, and it still exists.
One of the reasons I decided to move; it was too choaking at times.
Oh, and Roy Rogers was the most famous cowboy in my time too, though we only knew him from the picures, added to a piece of bubble gum, which you could buy for 5 cents in those days (approx. 2 of your cents)
Not sure, but I think the brand of the Bubble Gum was "Bazooka Joe"
In 1960 my pocket money was raised from 5 to 10 cents, so I could buy Bubble Gum and a bag of salmiak powder as well; sometimes I bought some sweat wood, a kind of a branch from a licorice tree

5 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:45 am

gypsy


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Mays ,we played cowboys/indians also, and Tarzan and jane,
cards was taboo for us kids to,most everywhere in our area. but mom would let us play

we have a tree here called sassafrass that tastes a lot like licoricewe some times made tea from the root, i think everything from that treee is used and is fragrant..



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6 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:59 pm

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Mays Gilliam wrote:Playing cards being forbidden was because I was born in the Dutch Bible Belt, and it still exists.
One of the reasons I decided to move; it was too choaking at times.
Oh, and Roy Rogers was the most famous cowboy in my time too, though we only knew him from the picures, added to a piece of bubble gum, which you could buy for 5 cents in those days (approx. 2 of your cents)
Not sure, but I think the brand of the Bubble Gum was "Bazooka Joe"
In 1960 my pocket money was raised from 5 to 10 cents, so I could buy Bubble Gum and a bag of salmiak powder as well; sometimes I bought some sweat wood, a kind of a branch from a licorice tree



Playing cards was always an adult entertainment , my parents had guests on Friday or Saturday night to play a game called Canasta, I have chewed many a piece of Bazooka gum and also Double Bubble . I believe it was the bazooka that came as a flat piece of gum with baseball trading cards in the pack. We also had a candy called a fizzie..they were like a sparkling tablet you dropped in water to flavor it or you could put them in your mouth and they would bubble . Alot of my candy was homemade, my Mother even made a fruit strap much like todays fruit roll-ups the kids buy, I have made them in a dehydrator .

7 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:32 pm

gypsy


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Mays Gilliam wrote:we played hit the can, hide and seek en red rover too, though I dont remember, how we called red rover.
girls used to enjoy themselves playing jumping ropes and the boys also played what we called "pole and bock"
playing soccer on the streets was usual then, because there was not yet too many traffic - it s impossible nowadays.
we had special rules for playing soccer in the street - the goal consisted of two jackets and we had no corner kicks - the
rule was: three corners - pinanty (at that time we did not know penalty was the correct English word)
a "pinanty" was taken at eleven steps from the goal (we called that eleven jaars, for we did not know the word yards either)
Hardly any children played cards, for it was a so-called devil's game, so forbidden.
Somewhere in the attic I still must have my monopoly game from the time streets only cost a few hundred guilders instead of a few hundred thousand euro's.
Playing cowboys and Indians was very popular, and when we did I always wore my blue sombrero, lol
Medieval combats as knights with woorden swords was popular, but you had to look out for some headache after a blow on your head :-)

we girls, and some boys use to jump Double Dutch, and all those sayings we chanted while jumping, almost sounded like rap~

the soccer games sounded like fun,, Mays
we would have scavenger hunts also~ we had some tolerable neighbors:)we sword fought with cane poles, those hurt when hit with them..

8 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:54 pm

gypsy


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red rover

http://www.gameskidsplay.net/games/strength_games/redrover.htm

9 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:57 pm

gypsy


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jumping rope

we kind of made up things as we went

here is one we sang


Cinderella, dressed in yellow

went upstairs to kiss a 'fella

made a mistake

and kissed a snake

how many doctors

did it take?

[count until someone messes up]

Go Back





another one


had a little puppy
His name was Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub, to see if he could swim
He drank all the water, he ate a bar of soap
The next thing you know he had a bubble in his throat.
In came the doctor, (person jumps in)
In came the nurse,( person jumps in)
In came the lady with the alligator purse (person jumps in)
Out went the doctor (person jumps out)
Out went the nurse (person jumps out)
Out went the lady with the alligator purse (person jumps out)

10 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:06 pm

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I remember our girls singing this:

In spin,
De bocht gaat in,
Uit spuit,
De bocht gaat uit.

11 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:09 pm

gypsy


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haha we use to play post office, when we got to be teens, and spin the bottle, truth or dare~

12 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:17 pm

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In the last year at elementary school we played the game:
een, twee, drie, vier, vijf, zes, zeven
wie moet ik een zoenthe geven
(which means 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
whom do I have to kiss)
By that time hormones began to play up a bit, I guess. LOL

13 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:41 pm

gypsy


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haha i would say play up a lot~ hormones, the boys no longer hate the girlsLOL

14 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:52 pm

SSC


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Mays, what is the Salmiak powder ?

15 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:29 am

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SSC wrote:Mays, what is the Salmiak powder ?
salmiak is very salt stuff and I doubt you could stand it.
they sell it as buttons too here.
I can try to look up the ingedrients, but it will have to wait till I m back from work.

16 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:31 am

SSC


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Ok thanks I was just curious .

17 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:39 am

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this link might help you further in the explanation of salmiak.
At the moment I have a bag of this stuff in front of me :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salty_liquorice

18 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:43 am

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I would love it ! Bring me a bag hidden in your wardrobe carrier when you come to the states!

19 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:47 am

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Just for fun they let people from abroad taste our salmiak and you should see their faces lol
It seems to be very bad for your blood pressure, but oh well, so are naked women :-)

20 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:00 am

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I dearly love salty foods and snacks and they shoot my BP off the charts, I probably would enjoy it , I used to always get extra salt on the rim of a glass of Margarita. Very Happy

21 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:26 am

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Near this former toll bridge (it s called Pinkeveer) we often went fishing.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fernhout/448469163/in/set-72157600051504513/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fernhout/448467713/in/set-72157600051504513/

22 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:28 pm

gypsy


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Mays that is beautiful, glad u figured out how to get them on here~ did u enjoy fishing as a child and now as an adult? i do, but don't go as often as i would like~

23 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:56 pm

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Mays very nice pics, I see trees that resemble what we call a weeping willow, the ones with the long over hanging limbs still green . The pics resemble our bayou country with houses built on the waters edge.

24 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:01 pm

gypsy


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mays at first i thought the white image next to houses was snow, but i figured it was the sidewalk.. it looks like early spring in the pics? is it?

25 Re: Summer nights when i was a kid on Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:26 am

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SSC wrote:Mays very nice pics, I see trees that resemble what we call a weeping willow, the ones with the long over hanging limbs still green . The pics resemble our bayou country with houses built on the waters edge.
I call them weeping willows too, but on the internet they are being called pollard willows sometimes; maybe that s the same?

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