Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Hop Scotch and other Games.
Growing up in the era prior
to, Television, computers and game gadgets, we were left to our own resources
to entertain our selves.
funds our parents helped us find low cost to no cost games.At night our neighborhood kids played kick
the can or hide and go seek, a popular game still with many children.
The game of hop scotch
apparently is older than the hills and has been played by many nations for
decades.All you need is a piece of
chalk or a stick to draw in the dust your outlines and numbers.
The sidewalk in front of our
home was marked by squares probably to keep the cement from cracking.
We would write the numbers with
a piece of chalk and mark out our game within the squares.If no one was around to play the game with
us, we could practice our moves and improve our hop and skips.
In those days, we also played
jacks on a smooth surface.This game
could be ours for a few pennies and a small ball.
Marbles was another game that required only
skill and no electricity or batteries.
For a group of children at
school, a game of jump rope would keep us busy and active during recess.Individuals could use a small rope for their
As I researched on Google, it
was amazing how many of these simple games are being marketed for around $25.
Our school did offer us the
use of a basket ball with the hoop for good exercise and to improve our game.
We could also check out a
soccer ball we could throw against the walls for a game of “Back and
battle.”This must have been a rather
“Olden days game, because no one on the internet seems to have heard about “Back
and battle. With two persons the goal was to catch the ball on only one bounce.
The wall at school also
offered us a place to practice our tennis serves.
Our parents were frugal, but
we did receive some board games including a game of Monopoly one Christmas that
gave our family and our friends many hours of good clean fun.
Honestly, I enjoyed those
days, but I do love the technology of today.
It is nice to remember our upbringing, but we must go forward and not