Framing the Dialogue

The Last Rebels

pbj sandwichesDaisy Luther wrote this great article (linked here) listing 25 things we did as kids that would get someone arrested today.  I have list a few here that were my favorite and that I did (the statute of limitations has been reached).  Take the time to reminisce and mostly to realize how simply insane our world has become.

  1. Leaving the house after breakfast and not returning until the streetlights came on, at which point, you raced home, ASAP so you didn’t get in trouble.  [We actually could see a very large ALCOA clock from our neighborhood and never could claim we didn’t know what time it was.  My mother always told me what time dinner was and if I wasn’t home by then I’d be on my own.  I often chose to play and started to learn to cook.]
  2. Eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the school cafeteria.  [Mmmm…PB&J sandwiches with tomato soup in the school cafeteria.  I still like that.]
  3. Sledding without enough protective equipment to play a game in the NFL.  [I am not sure to this day how one of us didn’t die.]
  4. Writing lines for being a jerk at school, either on the board or on paper. [until your hands cramped and then getting in trouble back at home for the same thing.]
  5. Playing “dangerous” games like dodgeball, kickball, tag, whiffle ball, and red rover. [There almost always was some minor injury and we even played these games…wait for it…AT SCHOOL!  We actually played a game that involved TV trivia and a belt where the person who answered correctly got the belt and chased the other to a “base” where you were safe.  If you were slow you got hit…and we loved it.  We played with kids 5-6 years older than us and got to know them and how to be more mature in the process]


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