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 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!

-----Nancy Harwood-----------------------------