Date: Thu, 26 May 1994 00:18:44 -0500
From: Nancy Harwood harwood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TENET.EDU
Subject: Re: Red Rover
Don's comment about rule books for recess games makes sense...that would
explain why so many of us remember pretty similar games.
Recess used to be fun...unless, of course, you had done something bad and
had to "walk the walk" (walking back and forth on the sidewalk from the
front of the building to the side, without talking to anyone) or "stand
up" (a punishment reserved for more serious crimes...you had to stand up
against the side wall of the school building and not talk to anybody.)
These punishments worked pretty welL at keeping juvenile behavior in
line, at least with goody two-shoes types like me; I remember the only
time I had to "stand up" at recess, I was terrified the whole time that
my mother would pass the school and see me...and I knew I would be in
terrible trouble then!