Date: Fri, 28 Jul 1995 11:01:55 -0700
From: Dan Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Subject: Re: put up, off-the-point
Okay, I'll bite. This native Californian asks: what's a spaldeen?
On Thu, 27 Jul 1995, kim mckinzey wrote:
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.