I thought seeing you all are such terrific gamesters, I decided to offer you another one for fun.
These are the Rules and they're easy too.
All you do is post something you remember from your Childhood ~
ie:~ like a Game, a Toy, a Television Show, a Movie or Lollies aka Candy or maybe even clothes you dont wear now.
These are just some examples to spike your mind in remembering, that which has been perhaps long time buried. I am so sure you have some amazing memories of things you remember from back then and giggle a lot.
Here's Humphrey ..... Australian TV show about a Bear
Hopscotch....! Hopscotch was a very popular playground game (with the girls) when I was in elementary school. That was in the early 1950's. : )
Acid wash jeans - very popular when I was in grade school, if you had a pair you were the coolest girl , some jeans that they sell now even resemble them maybe they will make a comeback.
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chinese double dutch ? with rubber bands?
FRENCH SKIPPING, >using elastic making patterns and jumping out of them ?
KNOCK -DOOR -RUN >>very naugthy
SCRUMPING > naughtier !!!!!
Red Rover...Red Rover send Wendy right over....Great game for schoolyard entertainment.
Wendy, what is scrumping?
Soviet school uniform. I wore it!
ARGHHHH turn Wendy right over ? gulp, think I would have called myself Sally!!!
Michela "scrumping" is stealing fruit from an orchad, sounds worse than it was, when we were kids , our "street gang" used to "pinch" an apple or a pear from someone's garden, as a dare, wasn't as if if we took a basket and stripped the tree bear, it was only one or two apples, or pears, the game was not getting caught, or poisoned, as some deliberately sprayed their apples with a substance that made "you" vomit. come to think of wonder what it did to the birds & bees?. Naughty li5tle kids eh!!? x wendy k x & kelly cats xxxxxxxxxxx
The Polka Dot Door - popular television show for young kids with people and puppets. Watched a lot of it in the late 70's.
Thanks for the definition of "scrumping" Wendy I had never heard of it but it sounds like fun as long as that spray was not on them.
Captain Kangaroo, with Farmer Green jeans, & Bunny Rabbit.
French comedies with Louis de Funes
Wendy thanks also for explaining what Scrumping means.
At the end of the street where I lived there was a Convent and they did all manner of things in order to sustain themselves and were busy bees. We did 'dares' too and one of them was to run up to the front door of the Convent and ring the bell and run like heck. We had no place really to hide I have to say so running was of the premium. We had time on our side tho b/c the extremely long undercover walkway the ?HMM head Nun whatever her name would be had to walk this fair distance to open the door. Across the road and down the street a bit there was also another church where we giggled and laughed ourselves silly as the Prioress? is it? would come, step out, take heaps of looks this way and that but we were never caught. TG we didnt do that very often! It was fun tho but I guess the rest of them might have. Id forgotten that lol.
We had Lassie.. remember Lassie on TV?
Lassie on TV- yes!!! After this show collies became very popular breed in Soviet Union. My first dog was collie too.
Ringing the bell and run away- yes! We would ring all 4 apartments on the floor at the same time and run away by stairs or elevator.
Linkin Logs, I made my barbies a vacation cabin, yes while watching romper room and captain Noah
Loved the Muppets too but they are sort of still quite popular arent they.
We'd laugh our heads off.
McCales Navy remember them all?
Good Evening to all: Summerani, Betty, Michela, Sandi, Donna, Wendy, Gary, Elena, and Helen. I go a little further back. When we first got our FIRST TV SET in the 1950's we would watch Howdy Doody puupet show, Kookla,Fran and Olie, also a puupet and human kids tv show. The boys would watch Roy Rogers, Hoop along Cassidy, Gene Autrey, and the Lone Rangers all cowboy and Indian shows. Our games outside were jacks, jump rope, hop scotch, marbles, roller skating, making a scooter out of 2 pairs of skates with a wooden orange or apple crate, nailed to it . Inside games were cards, Old Maids, Go fish, battle, ...when Monopoly came along, we played a lot of that during the winter months when you can not go out and play in the yard. I will close for now and give others a chance to contribute memories. Thanks for the thread, I am loving it. Sincerely Kay M.
Still usual interior in villages. By the way, the wall carpet of the same color and pattern is hanging in my room near the bed too!
Bobbing for apples in a bowl of water on Guy forks night.Helping make a Guy Forks & burning it on a bonfire after all the fireworks have been lit on November 5th.
What a lovely room Elena.I love the beautiful lace,
Flares, orange towels and embroidered jeans
Elena~ love the bed and tapestry behind it.
How's about Cats Cradle...it is a string game played between two people making different string patterns being held with your two hands. If you can understand that.
I remember playing with a wooden top that you had to spin with using a string.
making May Baskets, Kay I remember all the shows you mention. milk was delivered to your house.
kick the can, dodge ball, duck duck goose, miss mary mack, peyton place and dark shadows.
Elena your room looks beautiful. Tapestries were quite the thing years ago.
Val gosh embroidered flares! What about the leather bags that had embroidery on them too.
Sally, remember that too. ?.cats cradle. Here it might have been called baby in the cradle. We also did it the same way and the other thing we did with our fingers n knitting wool was "cats whiskers" ã•ã hmm lol doesn't look like cats whiskers,
We had the bread man deliver bread from his van.
We also had the milk man deliver milk from a draught horse and cart and the horse would clop along by itself and stop at the right house as the "milkie" would be running back and forth from house to cart, taking the glass bottles out from the crates from the covered tray the horse was pulling. You would hear the milkie yell "milko " once the milk was delivered on your front door.
We kids rode home made Billy carts. That was such fun.
Then we had lollies called clickers. Val would remember them and coconut roughs,which my primary school teacher would constantly eat spraying the coconut bits all over you ...We'd have to duck! YUCK lol
M..I..C..K..E..Y.......M..O..U..S..E, Donald Duck, Goofy, Uncle Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Duey, Looey, Minnie, Daisy, Pluto, Clarabell just to name a few. John, Paul, George and Ringo, Mick Jagger and the Stones, James Brown, Dave Clark Five, Monkees, Beach Boys, Supremes, Temptations, Aretha, more later....
ABBA, Boney M, Baccara- music from my childhood
1980 Olympic Games in Soviet Union- I remember it very well!
Gone With The Wind, The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston, Shirley Temple, Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Snow White, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Parent Trap, Godzilla, Gorgo, King Kong!
Color TV for the first time ... watched "Flipper"
Frying eggs on the asphalt ... it got very hot in the summer.
Yes, the milk man coming to the door with clanking "glass" bottles, and we had a Helm's Bakery truck that delivered fresh bread every day.
Did you ever have the book and read especially at primary school. We called the first year at school, back then "bubs then you went into grade one. When we fist went to school we had a reader in bubs (aged 5) called "John and Betty".
Val would remember that book. We all began learning to read with that book.
Well done everyone again for joining in, you all love to participate, that's so good, thanks!
Just remember, not to list a heap of things or if so in short, write your thought, memories or influences etc rather than just making a list.
l remember when black n white TV came to Melbourne and only the rich had one. From time to time neighbours would invite others in to watch it.
Then the local electrical store would set them all up in their shop Window and at night loads of people would go to that shop with their deck chair, thermos, food, beanies, gloves on and kids in their jammed to sit and watch sitting on the footpath. It went on for a very long time till ppl bought or rented OR put it on HP which was credit back then. I cant remember what the 'P' meant ....... Anyway it was called High Finance and wasnt called HF at all.
Val do you remember?
"Goog morning, good morning, good morning to you!
Good morning, good morning, we are glad to see you!"- my first phrase in English.
I've learned this greeting at age 5,5-6. I attended kindergarten, and, as an experiment, our group had English language lessons twice a week. Some children did not like it, but I found it to be interesting. My parents were considering to send me to school with advanced English and asked the teacher about my skills. She said that she I was good enough for that school. So, at age 7 I went to school, where children started to study Ukrainian and English from grade 1, Russian- from grade 2. At regular schools foreign languages started at grade 4th. At first I had some difficulties with Ukrainian- the languahe of education and communication- because we spoke Russian at home, but I adjusted in a couple of month. And my kindergarten teacher was right- I was good in English from the very beginning, graduated with the highest score, and my school teachers recomended me to continue my education in linguistics. But the thing is that I knew from age 5 what I want to be- the doctor of veterinary medicine, I have not changed my decision by the time of graduation from school, and I don't regret about it!
We played a lot of Chinese jump rope. The game is typically played by three players (although more can participate) with a rope (or, more frequently, a string of rubber bands) of about 5–6 feet in length that has been tied into a circle. Two of the participants (holders) face each other about 3 feet apart, with their feet together, and position the rope around their ankles so that it is taut. The third player (the jumper) then stands between the two sides of the rope and must accomplish a specific series of moves without making an error or pausing.
Jump rope-yes!!! It was very popular among girls from age 6 to 10, teenagers played it too, but not as much as 7 y.o. Last time me and my classmates played it several times just couple of months before graduation from school. We were 16-17 years old, lol! Now, there is not this game anymore... Last time I've seen children jumping on a rope more than 10 years ago.
Hop Scotch.. hide and seek..kick the can..picnics..25cent movies..Saturday serials..GOOD Saturday morning cartoons
can you remember the rage of Pokemon and Space Hoppers? it was the rage wasnt it, esp. pokemon.
skippy the bush kangaroo!
Panda Soda (was green and tasted like kiwi and the income went to WWF)
Nehi Orange, Wise potato Chips, Pepsident, Ipana toothpastes, penny candy, 5 cent giant dill pickles out of a wooden barrel or a huge glass jar, Woody Woodpecker, Popeye, Olive Oyl, Wimpy(I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today), Bluto, Seahag, Mutt and Jeff, Snuffy Smith and Barney Google, The Katzenjammer Kids, Bazooka gum w/Bazooka Joe comics inside......more to come.
Oh my, I do remember that stuff. How about the mousekateers with Annette. I liked Casper the friendly ghost too.
I liked the wax bottles with juice inside, and the red wax lips, and the button strips, and the banana candies 3 for a penny.... OH, and I loved the little cones with a sugary marshmellow topping, and, the little cigs with the red tip candy. they were good......
When I was a kid, our families all had tomato gardens, and we use to go from house to house to share our good jersey tomatoes with our salt shakers. Then we went to the peach farms, and we bought peaches for a penny a piece. Then we hit the grape vines and got free concord gapes.
Elena, that must have been scary for you. I also wore a uniform to school. We had air raid drills in school every day in case the Russians invaded us. I remember thinking the protestants and the republicans were like communists. Kids are so impressionable... My father was a devout democrat, and I went to Catholic school..... What a nightmare.....
I can remember this other stuff that looked like airplane glue. It was black, and it smelled like glue, and we chewed it like gum. I can't imagine buying it as glue and chewing it... I forget though......
Knocking on doors and running was a big thing too.
I was kind of grown up at 6 yrs old being the oldest of 3 at the time, and we moved to a new home that was just built in maple shade NJ. Someone knocked on the door, and my mother gave me a knife and stuck me in front of her after she got me to scream for a neighbor. I walked ahead while she walked behind me across the street...... Imagine that.
Drive in movies, root beer drive-ins where you got frosty mugs of Root Beer. Gas stations were they pumped your gas, cleaned the windows, checked the oil and you got S&H green stamps. Those were the good old days.
yep, they don't do windows now. I do recall those green stamps, and going to the green stamp store too. We have a root beer driven near here, and the drive in movies is open again.
They might faint if you ask to have the oil checked...
I remember the wax juice-filled bottles, red lips, double dutch and candy buttons Donna... drive in movies, and when "full service" at a gas station meant that they would wash their windows Sandi!! Bazooka gum with comics Gary...Pokemon Summerannie...the milk man Deb...Cat's Cradle Sally...Did anyone have an Easy Bake Oven....Tinkertoys...and Colorforms were my favorite!!!!!
Kristi I had tinker toys and Lincoln Logs, pick up sticks, a mr. Potato head when you had to use Potatoes, a cootie set. Did any of you make May Day Baskets then hang them on someones Door. I put mine on my Grandmas as there were only 4 houses where I grew up.
I remember going to Red Sox ballgames with my Dad. I saw players such as Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Jackie Jensen, Yogi Berra, Willie Mays just to name a few. We ate 50 cent hot dogs and had 25 cent tonics(as pop is called in Boston) and they weren't half eaten when you got them like nowadays. My Dad and I belonged to the L Street Brownies. It was a swim club that met at the L street beach house and swam in the Atlantic and socialized. Every winter , on Saturdays, we would meet and take our invigorating winter dip in the ocean. Some times it would be below freezing out but you still took your dip. Try and get a kid to do that now....huh! I remember 25 cent amusement park rides, 25 cent movie tickets, and I proudly wore bow ties to church on Sundays that usually cost 50 cents. We played marbles and collected baseball cards. Should have saved those. I wore high top sneakers and when they wore a hole through, my Ma would cut out some cardboard from a cereal box and put it in the sneaker. Good for another year or so. We wore hand me downs and I have nephews and nieces who would NEVER, EVER wear hand me downs. You kidding!
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Good Morning Everyone; Summerannie, Betty, Michela, Donna, Wendy, Gary J,, Elena, Sandi, Helen, Penny, Val, Sally, Deb, Missy, and Kristi. I hope you all are staying warm and safe indoors if you are in the path of these severe storms marching across The USA. I just came by this morning to see if you had some new memories , and oh boy did you all........ I love each and every one of them., You all deserve Green Stars all around for your hard work, Till later I remain, Sincerely Kay M.
Sandi I loved Mr. Potato Head-did you have Mrs.? Enen to this day I feel that no childhood is complete without Mr. Potatohead so I buy it every year for toy drives for kids
what about all the board games and card games we played including pick up sticks.
ie, monopoly for one and still played today. Snakes n ladders and Im sure theyre still played to day too.
Then there was snap, that was a hit and since then I believe thats grown in different directions but is still played. I cant think of any more but Im sure you can....cant you?
Sorry..Parchessi...candyland...scrabble...then the card games like..old maid...war..go fish..52 pick-up..just to name a few. We also played Simon Says..hop scotch..buck,buck..leap frog and many more that will take some time to remember. We always were able to find an open field or tot-lot to play a pickup game of baseball. We picked 2 captains, usually the oldest kids or the 2 best players and they would buck-up(throwing fingers out to either match or not) to see who picked the first player for their team. When we played basketball, we would all get a chance at the free throw line to be a captain and pick players. As long as you kept making your free throw, you were in the running. When it came down to 2 players left, they were the captains and then flipped a coin to see who picked first. I played many basketball games in lots where the baskets had no nets or there was just one and we played half court games. We were all too poor to belong to the YMCA where they had nice courts but when we would get a team together and play a team made up of kids who belonged to the 'Y', we always beat them. We were poor, but we were tough and talented and we had brotherhood for sure. ....
I loved pick up sticks, and jax. I played with them every day. I also liked candy land too. Also cut outs. I always wanted to be Natalie Wood..... I also loved the clay too. I loved to make things with it.
My Dad use to bring home big fat yellow chaulks, and I would make my hop scotch with them.
Also liked fish and war.
Do you remember bakerlight telephones or ones that you had to use a winder thingy to get the exchange to connect you to a 2nd party? and in doing so the whatever you call her, the connector lady... ah yes the telephone exchange lady might listen in?
I do remember the party lines. I was young, but I still remember them, and we used names like Normandy 3 1111 ...... Anybody could listen in.
I remember a kind of bus or truck that carried rides on it. It was a very long time ago....
I also remember a truck called punch n Judy, and they sold grape juice.
I also remember buying cigs for my Mom when I was 5 or 6 yrs old. And for me, the ones that looked like cigs that were candy, and the tip was red like a light.
I remember streetlight curfews, continuous games of tag played for days, trips to the Woolworth lunch counter for a tuna salad sandwich and a milkshake, in Boston we drank 'tonic' not pop or soda. Also, our milkshakes had no ice cream in them just the flavor of your choice a little whipping cream and lots of cold milk..this conncotion was whipped until frothy and drank with great joy. If you put ice cream in it, it was called a frappe. I remember being 14 and stopping in a Waldorf cafeteria in Harvard Square to have something to drink with my friends after school one November day and seeing and hearing two women rushing in screaming and crying shouting that President Kennedy had been killed. I sat there in disbelief until a police officer also came in repeating the same message. Kennedy was a home town boy whom we all loved dearly. My heart felt like it was about to burst with unbelievable pain and the tears flowed from my eyes like a river of sadness. That day changed my life. It had bursted the bubble of joy and security we all lived in in this country of ours at that time. I still carry that sadness with me to this day.
Riding my favorite bicycle with my good friend from Grade School. I even named my bike "Birdie". Why? I don't know, just liked the name...
I LOVED Chinese jump rope.
Gary, I remember that sad day when President kennedy was killed. My Dad took me to hear his speech. I forget where it was, but we lived in maple Shade at the time.
I think it was the woolworths counter where I went for my first date at 11 yrs old. He was 10. he got me an ice ceam soda, and a chunky. He split the chunky in half, and the maggots came out. ewwwwww I am so glad I did not bite into that.
This is the diner state. There were diners all over the place, but it seems like they died out, or a lot of them did... I recall sitting in a booth and putting a quarer in the music machine that was at every table, and you got around 3 or more songs to play.
??? No clue re chinese jump rope
I remember going into a store whereby they had tall counters say in three long line sections in the store where the shop assistant stood behind the counter and we're sort of locked in and they were way taller than the customer b.c they were standing on an elevated floor.
Then we could step up onto a long wooden stepper thing to see the stock. The stock back then was displayed flat and into compartments and very precise. Then over this was glass whereby the shop assistant could lift these glass lids to remove for purchasing. It didn't really work against stealing b.c one day I was with mum and a young boy was hauled out of the store by police for stealing. I still can't work out how as everything was all enclosed
I remember the game we played with marbles back in elementary school. We would make a ring around the marbles and try to knock out each others marbles out of the ring.
If you knocked out your opponents marble out of the ring, you get to keep it.