As a kid, what was your favorite summer activity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Something about those babysitters, they were always hot.
    Shoot... mine still are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnottieDrippen View Post
    Shoot... mine still are.
    You still need babysitters?

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    I enjoyed my daily trip to the YMCA. I also looked forward to the annual hoop camps. SK, NKU and Transy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    You still need babysitters?
    Babysitter, bartender, what’s the difference?

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    Ball, ball, and more ball. With the great summer weather we played strike-out against the school building. Strike zone chalked in and 25 cent rubber baseballs (even had seams) that allowed us to squeeze the ball created some really strong action. Rode our bikes about 5 miles each way to compete in two man teams for 6-8 hours. Ground ball not fielded cleanly was a single, anything in the air that hit the bank heading uphill to the road was a double, and anything on the road was a homerun. Got money for 2 or even 3 balls each day by cashing in found soft drink bottles at the gas stations (2 cents each). As we got older (college) we never gave an occassional game up.

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    Being raised on a farm out in the country and not many close neighbor kids to play with, I spent most of my time with my brother and sister. We would go to the creek or run the hogs out of the pond to go swimming. We did a lot of fishing and playing hide and seek in the barn

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    What age range are we talking here? Priorities seemed to change as I got older.

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    Searching the couch for loose change or doing chores to save up money to ride my bike to the grocery store and buy baseball cards. I would go through the cards only to have a Larry Harlow or Barry Foote in every pack.

    As I got older, it was neighborhood wiffle ball. 1v1v1, 2v1, and on the good days when everyone was home, 4v4.

    There were a few pool and beach days. Every Thursday and Saturday was spent in the tobacco patch.

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    We belonged to Beechwood Swim Cub growing up. Spent all day there. There were what seemed like a zillion kids spending their day too. We stayed until my mom called and they announced over the PA that it was time for us to go home. Great memories being there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beechwoodfan View Post
    We belonged to Beechwood Swim Cub growing up. Spent all day there. There were what seemed like a zillion kids spending their day too. We stayed until my mom called and they announced over the PA that it was time for us to go home. Great memories being there.
    My mom would come home for lunch, and on her way back to work she'd drop me off at the pool. I'd stay until she got off at 4:30. Did that 2-3 days a week for several summers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    My mom would come home for lunch, and on her way back to work she'd drop me off at the pool. I'd stay until she got off at 4:30. Did that 2-3 days a week for several summers.
    We had to walk through the woods from Woodlawn to get there. We packed a peanut butter sandwich and mom would give us a quarter for a drink. Always wanted to be one of the “rich kids” who were actually allowed to buy food from the concession stand. Sometimes I out smarted my mom, drank water for a few days and splurged my saved quarters on an ice cream.

    Looking back, as a family of 8 kids, it was a great deal for mom to get her kids out of the house all day for a quarter a piece!

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    Summer baseball games of any variety. In one backyard, we had a ball field setup. My friend's dad would cut the base paths a little shorter. They had a hedge line separating yards, so that was our homerun wall. We built a strike zone out of scrap wood so no-one could ever argue balls and strikes. We had a strike zone painted on the side of the elementary school where we played when the one friend moved. As we got a little older, we'd crawl under the fence to play on the high school softball field.

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    I pretty much lived way back in the sticks. Most days i played by myself. Spent many a hour batting rocks. Sometimes i would use an old mop handle , sometimes a tobacco stick.

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