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post #1 of 26
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Thinking back when you were young and still in school what was something you loved to do on the weekends with your friends?

This also is for anyone who is in school today too!



Guess I'll start

I always look forward to going to the roller rink back then i wasn't old enough to drive yet so my Mom or Dad would drop me off I would always duck in the car and have them drop me off next door at the bowling alley,I used to have a blast roller skating and listing to the music like "W.M.C.A' 'hot child in the city" stuff like that sitting at the table eating a slice of pizza watching the Boys go by waiting for "couple skating"
post #2 of 26
Every friday we went to the football games and a bunch of us would go to the local bowling alley and stay there all night long. We had so much fun, even though we did the same thing every friday lol.
post #3 of 26
horse riding.i used to spend all my spare time up the stables,cleaning out the horses grooming them,worked like a dog up there,and all for a free hours ride my mum used to complain about the smell when i came in but i loved the smell was better than expenvive perfume to me
post #4 of 26
Playing hide and seek in the huge park that was opposite my mum and dads house.

Oh and playing shops, and i was the shopkeeper!!
post #5 of 26
I was pretty much of a loner and spent most of my free time, with a book.

In the late 60s, though, I was at the roller rink, every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Mom dropped me off and picked me up, 4 hours later. Sometimes, I got to stay for the evening skate.

WE skated to Frankie Vallee and the Four Seasons, Bobby Goldsboro, the Beatles and Beach Boys. The Hokey-Pokey was a big deal, too.
post #6 of 26
Oh Yeah, I remember the skating rink! We used to go every friday night! Then on saturday nights we would cruise around the beaches with our music up really loud and when that got boring, we would pay to park in the parking lot and pop the trunk to try to drown everyone elses music out
post #7 of 26
I used to love to build forts with all the extra blanket my mom had. I would string them from one chair to another and play in my own personal hiding spot all afternoon.
post #8 of 26
I'd be outside riding my bike or rollerskating EVERYWHERE. We'd go out & ride bikes or rollerskate til dusk.
post #9 of 26
I used to love walking barefoot in the grass after it rained and sitting on my grandmothers lap watching the thunderstorms go by.
post #10 of 26
I guess we have a lot of skating rink lovers. That was the big thing to do on Saturdays. I rode my bike about 20 miles a day.
After I got into high school, we hung out at the river close to my house. There was a small area of rapids, with a huge rock in the middle. You were cool when you could reach the rock without falling in.
post #11 of 26
Non-skater here, but it is how sis met her hubby! (She had a bad knee and when it collapsed while skating, he skated by and helped her up and gave her a few pointers. The rest is history! They celebrated 38 years of marriage this year.)

Anyway, I just remembered when I would get a penny or two (or maybe a dime! ) and wait for "Jess the Bread Man". He drove a red delivery van and carried various bakery goods out to us folk who were, at the time, way out in the country. In the front of the van was a HUUUUUUUUGE (well to a 4-5 year old it was HUUUUUUUGE) display of penny candy.
post #12 of 26
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Anyway, I just remembered when I would get a penny or two (or maybe a dime! ) and wait for "Jess the Bread Man". He drove a red delivery van and carried various bakery goods out to us folk who were, at the time, way out in the country. In the front of the van was a HUUUUUUUUGE (well to a 4-5 year old it was HUUUUUUUGE) display of penny candy.
LOL! That reminds me of "Mr Whippy" the ice cream man who would drive round the neighbourhood in his big ice cream van. We would all race outside and chase him down the street till he stopped! "Mr Whippy! Mr Whippy"
post #13 of 26
When I was in primary school, I spent most of my time training for my Gymnastics, Trampolining or cycling and running!

In Hight school, we used to have brilliant parties (almost every week) in my friend's cellar! It was great fun!
post #14 of 26
I used to play like I was a horse. I also used to have my brothers and sisters lasso me and then "break" me, so I could be ridden. Once I was "broken", I would get the bridle and put the bit in my mouth, complete with pieces of chewed up grass and perform in make believe horse shows. I'd also have the other kids neck rein me, and I wouldn't turn for them, unless I was neck reined properly.
post #15 of 26
OK - to go along with the bread man and ice cream man, my father was a door to door milkman. When I was younger I would go with him and help deliver the milk when I didn't have school.
post #16 of 26
I went through a major "Little House on the Prairie" phase when I was 8 or 9 years old. Loved the books and the TV show. I pretended I was Laura, and insisted on running around the house and back yard in an old flannel nightgown (close as I could come to the dresses she wore). My mom even made me a sunbonnet to go with it. I also called her and my dad "ma" and "pa" and insisted they call me "halfpint" (Laura's nickname). Ever supportive, my parents went a long with it!
post #17 of 26
We had a park across the street from our house. All the neighborhood kids would go there to hang out and play football, baseball, basketball or just swing. I will always remember all of my friends form the neighborhood!
post #18 of 26
I was reading on my own by the time I was 4, loved to do research, and spent most of my teen years writing. I had stacks of short stories and was published locally at 15.

Unfortunately, all my dreams of becoming an artist went down the tubes when my dad blew up all my work along with our house when he suicided.
post #19 of 26
I used to love to play dress up in my great grandmothers closet...she had so many dresses to play with...i have alot of pictures of me wearing my grandmothers clothes and jewelry!
post #20 of 26
My friends and I back when I lived in California we would always go hiking through the woods!!

Then when I moved to Illinois my new bunch of friends and I loved to play house and when I got older house became "Role Playing"
post #21 of 26
I used to love playing shops too susan!

when i lived in australia i always had my friends over, stayed up utill late and meet alot of people.
post #22 of 26
I grew up by two rivers so we always played/swam there. We did sleep outs in a tent in the back yard. In H.S. we "hung out" in the Burger King parking lot-sometimes played tag in the cemetary next door. Or "cruising" around town!!
post #23 of 26
Climb trees, rollerskate, and run around pretending to be a werewolf.

I don't have any trees to climb anymore, and I don't own any rollerskates right now.

But I still have fun with the third.
post #24 of 26
Let's see. Reading, playing dress-up, roller skating in my basement (I laugh at this now b/c there is so much junk in my parents basement now you are lucky if you can walk), riding bikes, playing in the woods behind my house. When older my friend and I used to do makeup and paint nails. I also used to try to do gymnastic moves on my bed- could never master a full flip in the air!
post #25 of 26
Oh my there are so many things!!

Anytime spent with my grandma made me happy. I used to go and watch her bowl, and go over to her place for lunch or dinner.

We used to have a pool at my parents place and in the summertime all the family would come over for a BBQ and a swim
post #26 of 26
Let me see....

Elementary was spent biking, playing by the creek, swimming, reading Babysitter's Club and Little House On the Prarie books.

Junior high was sleepovers or I just stayed in my room.

High school was hiding in my room till we got licenses and then it was drive around and go to k-mart because my friend worked there and we had to go hang out with her work friends and boyfriend after work there.

My favoritest times were at my grandparents when I still lived in NY. It didn't even matter what I was doing, just being with them. Sewing, baking, wordowrking, gardening (planting peas), birdwatching, going to Agway, etc. I just loved them. Still do! Thier home is like a sanctuary.
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