Date: Fri, 27 May 1994 08:21:07 EDT From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: Red Rover >I missed the description of this game. Would someone be willing to repost >it for me? > >Thanks. > >Keith Russell In Red Rover, two groups of children stand at opposite ends of the yard and link arms. All of the children on one side chant, "Red rover, red rover, let xxxx come over." The child named in the chant runs across the yard and attempts to crash through the linked arms of two of the children on the opposing team. If the child succeeds in crashing through the arms, his team has won the game or at least a point. Arguments may arise over the problem of rolling over the linked arms or crawling under them. The game was forbidden because of rumors concerning injuries, but I never saw anyone get hurt. Baseball and football were different matters, however. I enjoyed this game much more than either Simon Says or Mother, May I. We probably played four square more than any other game. The game I hated the most was ball tag. My pain, Dennis, was here in this game because I was always it and too small to knock anybody else down. My secret favorite game was jax with the girls on the classroom floor when rain kept us inside for recess. Ah, for a mouthful of paper paste and a noseful of pencil shavings! Wayne Glowka Professor of English Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]