Thursday, May 24, 2007

Friday Flashback (A Day Early)

On any warm summer evening.... My sisters and I would gulp down our dinner and as quickly as possible try to figure out who was going to play "night games," when, and where. We'd run to our rooms and find some dark colored clothes to put on. Then we'd douse ourselves in bug spray and run outside. All the neighborhood kids often ended up in our yard. If it was still light out we'd play kick ball, spud, 500, or tag(Freeze, TV, and Regular). As soon as darkness hit we'd pull out the flashlights and begin a game of flashlight tag, capture the flag, sardines, ghost in the graveyard or kick the can. We'd stay out until about 11 or so, head off to bed and do it again the next night.

I miss those days!

4 comments:

  1. This sounds very similar to my childhood! Flashlight tag was our favorite.

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  2. You all seemed to have SO much fun. It was really fun to hear all the shreaks and screams across the dark yards, knowing there were at least 10 of the neighborhood children having fun and not getting into trouble. It was a safe haven for a great time.

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  3. Kick the can was a big favorite in our neighborhood. I remember getting my first set of walkie talkies and using those to help keep an eye out for the person looking for everyone.

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  4. The kids in my neighborhood would come over and play badmitten in the dark. It was funny as hell watching people swatting at the little birdie. I think they've come out with a glow in the dark birdie now but it probably isn't as much fun.

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