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Thread #110753   Message #2736197
Posted By: GUEST,dsieradzki
01-Oct-09 - 06:22 PM
Thread Name: kids' game: I'm goin' down town to smoke my pipe
Subject: RE: kids' game: I'm goin' down town to smoke my pipe
Wow, you can find anything on-line. I played this game in the 1950's in Southwood, a community outside Syracuse, NY. It was very stylized, I remember the words exactly, "I'm going to town to smoke my pipe, I won't be back til Saturday night, take care of the kids" (to the eldest child)it was a wolf who asked for a kind of pie, either the mother or oldest child gave each child a type of pie to be. Then the wolf chased the pie-child, if caught was eliminated, or home free. And I thought this was a local game thought up by the older kids. How about kick the can, mainly a boys game, or duck-duck-goose, for the very young. There were no TV shows to sit in front of all day.