I Remember Childhood Games

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    Two Moths :

    The cottage where we lived was really two knocked into one with one front and one back door blocked up. We were only meant to use one of the gardens but there was only a hedge between them so easy-peasy if no one was looking. In the forbidden garden there was a sundial with a...
    Pratincole Pratincole
    70+, M
    Aug 16, 2013

    4 Square

    4 square,Did you ever play?Remember the fun?Getting someone out,Moving up a square,Went on,All break long,The school-bell rung,Back to class again,Waiting for another break,So we could play again.I wonder, do they still play 4 square at playtime, or what do they do now?  Please...
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Dec 22, 2011

    Not, strictly speaking,

    a game; but then is early childhood really about playing. This is how I met my young minder. My brother and I were making one of our trips to the airfield along what we now called The Long Way. The Way lead along the foreshore, past a shed which we had previously investigated...
    Pratincole Pratincole
    70+, M
    1 Response Dec 16, 2013

    Being A Girl

    I think that I should post a somewhat softer story and I was reminded of this by the 4 Square post. When I was a young boy I had lovely, curly, golden hair and many people thought I was a little girl. In the years after the Second World War there was a shortage of children's...
    Pratincole Pratincole
    70+, M
    Jul 4, 2013

    Playing With Big Toys

    I was born in the last year of the Second World War. My father was in India at the end of the war and, as he had been there in the ten years before it started, the RAF kept him to help deal with the aftermath. He came back just before the British flag came down in 1947. The...
    Pratincole Pratincole
    70+, M
    Jul 3, 2013

    Goose :

    When my young brother was about three years old he had an imaginary friend who was as real to him as I was. I made the mistake of telling my mother, who was really worried by it and talked to the doctor. He talked to my brother, as did the padre and someone else from the RAF. I...
    Pratincole Pratincole
    70+, M
    Nov 1, 2013
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