One of my sisters sent me this image in a post filled with them. I don't know what or who M.I.L.K is, but I need to acknowledge the picture. Who other than me ever played hopscotch? I looked at this picture and it brought back memories of playing the game. Our chalked versions were never this neat and tidy, but the game is played by throwing a token into each number, then hopping over each square that does not have a token in it. Our version had the number 10 as a circle, and when you got there, you had to turn 180 degrees the other direction.
I don't have any friends to play hopscotch with any more, but this picture reminded me of my own games when I was young. These ladies are obvious novices, because you can't have two feet in two different numbers, unless they are the 4-5 or the 7-8!! And holding her purse while playing? Never!
I also played jacks as a kid. The boys played marbles, and the girls played jacks. I used one of my parent's golf balls, which I preferred to the rubber ones that came with the game. I don't see kids playing ANY of these three games any more. Is this because they are all inside playing video games instead? If so, it is their loss. I'm grateful to have been born in a time when the outdoors was familiar and friendly.
I have made one post each day in July, and I didn't want today to be an exception. Tomorrow I'll be heading up to the mountains and will be coming home late, since it's a long one (11 miles and 4,000 feet elevation gain), so I might not be able to keep it up, but I just want to say THANK YOU to all my readers. I wake up in the morning with anticipation, looking for comments on my blog, and when I see I have one (or two or more), I grin and feel a surge of happiness and appreciation for all of you. I have been leaving plenty on your blogs, too, since I am hoping you feel the same. Isn't this the best game of all??