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Thread #110753 Message #2624270
Posted By: Azizi
04-May-09 - 07:54 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 p
Thanks to all who have posted to this thread. Apparently "I'm goin' down town to smoke my pipe" game was rather well known at one time in the state of Michigan.
To recap, for the posts which provide demographical information in this thread, so far, there are two different posts recalling this game from Detroit, Michigan (one from the 1940s, and the other no date given, but the game was played when the poster was a child). There is also one poster who remembers this game from Jackson Michigan, another who remembers it from "back in the 50's, Saginaw, MI" and another poster who remembers this game from Pontiac, Michigan in the 1950's
There also is a poster who remembers playing "I'm goin' down town to smoke my pipe" from the 50's in Brevard, NC. That particular game included the going downtown to smoke my pipe line but was called "The Black Spider". Another poster remembers this game from his or her childhood in northern Indiana (Osceola) [no date given]
Did I forget any posts with demographics?
Keep 'em coming.
It would be interesting to know if children in Michigan or children in any other state (or any other country) play this game now.
Btw, Guest Flora, my father was raised in Pontiac Michigan. Unfortunately, I only visited there once.
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