Date: Thu, 27 Jul 1995 00:37:51 -0700

From: kim mckinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET

Subject: Re: put up, off-the-point

I remember hearing about putting up coffee, but none of the other senses of

"put up." I also remember stoop ball - with scoring rules similar to

baseball. Punch ball was also scored like baseball except there was no

pitcher. The person who was "up" tossed the (ever-present) spaldeen in the

air and punched it. There was also stick ball - played in the street

mostly by boys. There were also lots of other games played with the

spaldeen - variously bouncing it or throwing it in the air or toward your

playmate across the sidewalk squares. This was Brooklyn in the 50's.

Rima McKinzey