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Thread #110753   Message #2946547
Posted By: GUEST,MaryK
17-Jul-10 - 01:06 AM
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! I thought this was something the neighborhood kids made up. We played this in the 60's - 70's in Cleveland, Ohio. I didn't remember much of the actual game play except for the opening line, but now I remember that we did have another man who would come to the door when the father was gone and kidnap the kids one by one. It was not a spider or a witch, just a man. Beyond that I don't remember much else. I had told my husband about this many times, I never met anyone outside of my neighborhood who had even heard of it, and I honestly thought we made it up. This thread has been fun to read! Thanks!!!