Date: Fri, 28 Jul 1995 11:01:55 -0700 From: Dan Alford 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. > > Rima McKinzey >