Games We Used To Play

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Red Rover
Date: January 20 2014

Two teams would face each other a fair distance apart. Each team would stand in a line holding hands. The leader on the first team would shout "Red Rover, Red Rover, let [name of chosen child] come over". The chosen kid would run over and try to break the handfold of two of the opposing team's players. If she succeeded, those two players would go back with her to her team. If not, she hand to stay on the opposing team. This went on back and forth until everybody was on one team and that team was called the winning team. We played this on our front lawns on Ferguson Street in Detroit when I was a child.

Submitted by: Sondra Forsyth