Date: Fri, 27 May 1994 15:00:56 EDT From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: Red Rover play action Wayne Glowka notes that his memory was wrong. He defers to Mike Picone. >In describing Red Rover play action, Wayne Glowka wrote: > >>If the child succeeds in crashing through the arms, his >>team has won the game or at least a point. > >That's not how I remember playing it in either Illinois (as a kid) or >Oregon (as a camp counselor). Red Rover was the if-you-can't-beat-'em-join- >'em game par excellence. When someone from side A couldn't accumulate >enough force to break through linked arms on side B, he/she was absorbed >into triumphant side B. If he/she succeded in breaking through, he/she >would take someone back as booty to enlarge the ranks of side A. When >and if one side was completely absorbed by the other, the game came to >an end. Needless to say, it could be like the card game War and go >on ad nauseum. Kind of like this discussion. (Ha, ha, only kidding of >course.) > >Mike Picone >University of Alabama Wayne Glowka Professor of English Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]