Received an e-mail from an old friend. Someone who I spent a ton of time with when we were kids. He brought me back, way back, back into time.
Here are just a couple of things that we did together that was great – our whiffle ball games in front of the Cullen’s house…
Man, if you ever played whiffle with us, you know what my man is talking about. We kept stats. used a black marker to put our names on the back of fruit of the loom, white t-shirts and most of all, had a ball! We thought we were in the big leagues!
We played football in the snow during our Christmas break; tackle of course – in the girls yard.
That’s right, we played in the snow, tackle football. No equipment. Imagine kids today being so physical that they had to take down their friend? We’d probably see someone with a concussion or a torn ACL. I don’t know how many times I was roughed up or sacked playing tackle football – I never got hurt!
Playing punchball in the girls schoolyard.
The girls schoolyard was the place to be. I look there today and there’s a bunch of cars. Not only did we play punchball but stickball was another game we played…all day!
But the kicker if you remember was we went to Clothes Tree and bought chinos so we could slide on the black top.
Clothes Tree was a clothing store on the avenue. I recall buying a pair of “Jordache” jeans there.
And don’t forget the bread from Regina Bakery and the large sun dew from the egg store for our lunch.
I loved Regina – this of course after L&J went under. Those Sun Dew’s were always passed around too. We shared.
At the end of the day get ready for the best summer basketball league around.
Greatest summer league ever. There will never be another time in the future that comes close to the nights we spent in the yard watching as kids, then playing in the actual games.
What great memories! Memories of us…