Country Roads


April 18, 2024

In the days before children’s attention was drawn to playing computer games and they had their faces buried in their cell phones, there were some pretty interesting youth games played. Growing up, some of my generation played many physical games that did also require some thinking and planning. During recess at school, games such as dodge ball, softball, Run Sheep Run and Red Rover were often played. At home, my sister and I would compete against each other with games such as Pick Up Sticks, Jacks and Marbles.

The Pick Up Sticks were either wood or plastic sticks that came in different colors....

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