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What was your favorite childhood activity?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 12, 2011

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“Horseback riding.”

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“Neighborhood games like kick the can and cops and robbers.”

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“Stacking cups.”

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“The sandbox.”


riverdrifter 6 years, 7 months ago

Pinball. 5 cents. By the time I was 16 I was at a near-wizard status. Then that computer stuff came along.

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Walking to and from school five miles up hill each way, in the blinding snow, barefoot. After cutting a cord of firewood. And milking 40 cows. I sure miss the good old days.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 7 months ago

Romping, when I got tired of that, cavorting.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 7 months ago

bike riding, tire swinging, buying pixie sticks at the Bungalow, swimming at the pool, skiing at Lone Star, remembering phone numbers.

betteratKU_law 6 years, 7 months ago

swimming, sports, hide and seek, and bikes!

wmathews 6 years, 7 months ago

Swim team and building sweet creations out of Legos.

somedude20 6 years, 7 months ago

I rather enjoyed building treehouses and forts that had my best porno mags and some smokes stored there (and a girly every once and again). Had a fireplace (god that was unsafe) and use to burn plastic and watch the flames drip (do not get it on your skin) Riding my bike all over the place but the best was old Melissa P's house which had a pool. I was a suave 12 year old. Walking through the woods to old MP's house with a sixer of coke under my arm and a couple smokes so that I could go swimming with Joanna S and get my first real kiss from her (an a few other things). My parents found out I was in the game and gave me a pop-up book about the birds and bees and had me sit by my self and read it, fun times. "Back in the days when I was young I'm not a kid anymore but some days I sit and wish I was a kid again."

Flap Doodle 6 years, 7 months ago

Watching the Quetzalcoatlus getting frisky during their rutting season.

labmonkey 6 years, 7 months ago

You mean it didn't involve Free State Beer?

RockyInn 6 years, 7 months ago

Bletch - I'd give that a -3 on a scale of 10. No offense dude, but you have the worst taste in music.

Irenaku 6 years, 7 months ago

Spending summer days at the swimming pool, going to the fair and flirting with boys, riding my bike, playing cowboys and Indians (which I know now is offensive, but we did not understand it at the time), smoking cigarettes in the bushes by the church, BBQ's and ice cream!

labmonkey 6 years, 7 months ago

Lets see... Olpe makes movies where every other word is the F-bomb, Andy tries to brainwash old people telling them Obama's policies are good, and Aunt Bee is dead. Church sure did them a lot of good. At least Olpe has a hot, hot, redheaded daughter.

beatrice 6 years, 7 months ago

Riding my bike, back in the days before helmets.

Deja Coffin 6 years, 7 months ago

If you asked my sister she would say it was pestering her but I always loved playing house or making some place into my club house. I remember we had this big bush that was somewhat hollow in the middle and that was my favorite place to have a club house. Now I'm a grown stay-at-home mother of 3 and I wonder what I was in such a hurry for. Surely changing diapers and washing dishes didn't sound that exciting.

jonas_opines 6 years, 7 months ago

Three stages, I think.

Kickball, soccer, and baseball right up until 7th grade when I blew out a disk in my back and had to stop playing sports.

Shoplifting and smoking from 7th to 9th grade until I got caught.

Being grounded from then until graduation. It had to be my favorite, because it was the only thing I got to do.

Aiko 6 years, 7 months ago

shooting handguns at Dad Perry park. Man, that was fun..

Alceste 6 years, 7 months ago

Ash and I used to make the best of the trailerpark yard. Having no money was never a problem....who needed money when we had a whole neighborhood to explore?

We preferred Johnny's version over The Hombres.

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