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Old 08-10-2019, 12:36 PM   #11
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going with the listed man hunt above, now even if you played it you would get locked up for trespassing in someones yard..
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Old 08-10-2019, 05:40 PM   #12
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It’s probably not PC anymore to play smear the queer. Probably can’t play cowboys and Indians anymore either.
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Summer time, heading off into the woods with minimal stuff in your pack, .22 and a fishing rod for a week at a time and not being missed or worried about.
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Talking Yeah they were

Kids had to be tough when I was young. My brother and I chummed with another pair of brothers. We lived west of Toronto close the escarpment. Well the other boy's father brought home an old freight tricycle. The ones that had a big box on the front like the ice-cream vendors do now. We were short one bicycle so my brother, or Ted's brother, rode inside the box.

One day we decided we were going swim Ted's bike had a flat tire. So Ted's brother and my brother get into the box. This thing is solid all around except the little door at the back by the courier. The door at the front only opened from outside so you were trapped.

Most of the time, we swam in the quarry behind our house. This time we couldn't because the local cop was watching it. So we head to the creek both our brothers want out so they can walk do the hill. It was damned steep, but Ted in his mind thought he could handle the three wheeler, down the hill.

In those days breaks were a bit of a luxury. Ted thought he had it fixed, he had on his new rubber boots (they were farm boys). He would use a boot against the wheel, as a break. His brother and mine were reaching out of the box cursing him and calling him crazy.

Things started to go wrong real quick. That new rubber boat started to smoke. Ted he changes feet and he is really dragging his foot hard. Now, he was switching feet every ten feet, or so.

The boot on his right boot is really smoking and the tire pops. With nothing else to do Ted stepped off and starts kicking off the boots. Away, went the three wheeler down the hill. All the kicking and pushing inside over balanced the box. That thing rolled down the escarpment end over end.

Ted is still dancing on the gravel road and I'm skidding by when the box quit rolling. I run back thinking maybe they were dead. The box is still intact and I pried open the catch. My brother and Ted's brother rolled out covered in puke.

Ted got a blast for destroying his new rubber boots. Our brothers had close to a hundred slivers each, but we went swimming.

Some of you plumbers from Toronto like know the escarpment it runs from the falls to Lake Huron.
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We’d use the pay phone outside a local store after they closed to make prank phone calls to random local numbers.

Edit: This was before caller ID, so some would always answer....
Remember *69 to call a number back. But you could block that with *67. Lol
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We use to skateboard all day long all over town. Looking for ramps and good skate spots. Try to get back to the house by dark where we would skate under a street light until one of the parents would call us in.
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Remember *69 to call a number back. But you could block that with *67. Lol
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Growing up with 6 kids living on the same street, we used to play what we called man hunt. Basically hide and go seek x10. Two would be the hunted and 4 would be hunters. 2 on foot, the 4 on bikes. We used the entire neighborhood, pretty big one at that. Also went out to a church and a Calloway nursery as the far boundaries on the edge of the neighborhood, many blocks away. Would stay out until the street light came on, that was the cue to get yer a$$ home asap.
We had similar games we played with neighboring kids, the best was when one of my friends some how got a hold of a Freddy Krueger mask. We took one of my dads leather gloves and made clothes hanger claws. We壇 go in to the woods at dusk and 礎asically play hide n seek. Kids coming home all scratched up resulted in parents getting involved. Man, those were the days!
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We played 'capture the flag.' Anyone remember that game? This has got to be about {40} or so years back upstate in Nanuet, NY.



My school summer vacation lasted forever it seemed. Now the summer flies by.

But now, at my age, I'll be thinking oh it's Memorial Day {End of May for you Canadians which is like the unofficial start of Summer here in the US} and then before you know it, it's Labor Day {Beginning of Sept. for you Canucks which is sort of the unofficial end of Summer here in the US}.


Bam! The time is gone.
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agreed, once out of school the years fly by, during school we had summer off as a slow down of the year, something to talk about the next year at school..now one year blends into the next, the short vacations or days off seem to click by faster....funny how you want to get out of school years fast and then down the line wish they lasted longer or you could even go back to them...
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