Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Remember when we were kids?

 Remember when we were kids? All the fun we used to have?

I remember on the rare occasions when some friends would come over we would play cowboys and indians, desert army guys over in africa, more cowboys and indians. I lived quite a way out in the country so visits from friends weren't all that frequent.

We went to visit a cousin once who lived about an hours drive from us. I was about 10 he was 8 I think. There was absolutely nothing there for us to do. The fields surrounding his house had been plowed and nothing but dirt clods were there. So we had a dirt clod war. Neither of us got hurt thankfully. And some of these dirt clods were 3 and 4 inches in diameter. Get hit in the head with one of those and you might get a lifetime concussion.

I know. Throwing dirt clods at each other was immature. Throwing dirt clods at each other was unneccessary. But it was a hell of a lot of fun!!

There was an  old broken down trailer with piles of crap on it and 4 flat tires. We spent an hour or so trying to push the thing and get it to roll. Never did succeed, but it gave us something to do.

Kids nowadays would go batshit crazy if they had to entertain themselves in that nature. Maybe even get thrown in jail.


  1. we had the dirt clod wars too, using trash can lids as shields. Unfortunately, there were not enough lids to go around.
    If all else failed, we built 'forts' in the vacant lot. Then, we "tested" them.
    Good times.

    1. Good times, yes they were. Better than now.