Hide & Seek and Snogging !!!
Having seen this picture and also read a comments by Suzi Wong* of what she had mention about the Girls taking their Boyfriends into the woods for a SNOG !!!
Can anyone recall a game for Boys & Girls, where (Neigh lad, what is that horse doing?) the boys stand behind the tree and count probably to 100?
Meanwhile, the girls run off into the woods to Hide. When the boys have counted, they set off in all direction to Seek their favourite girl ?
The game idea, is for the boy to Tag the girl in order to be rewarded with a Kiss ! That if he can catch her !!!
Does this jog any Old Needwoodian's memories or can you correct me ? Come on Post your comments and get communicating!!!
* Suzi Wong ? She must be a very shy,reserving timid young lady hiding herself behind an "alias" ! (Believe me not !) Know what i mean Sus... Ooops, nearly let the cat out of the bag ! (Anyway, who were you snogging? Hand up Boys).
Youth and Age by George Arnold (1834-1865)
Youth hath many charms,-
Hath many joys, and much delight;
Even its doubts, and vague alarms,
By contrast make it bright;
And yet - and yet - forsooth,
I love Age as well as Youth!
Well, since i love them both,
The good of both i will combine,
In women, i will look for Youth,
And look for Age, in wine:
And then - and then - i'll bless
This twain that gives me happiness!
It dropped so low in my regard by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
It dropped so low in my regard i heard it hit the ground,
And go to pieces on the stones at the bottom of my mind;
Yet blamed the fate that fractured,less than i reviled myself
For entertaining plated wares upon my silver shelf.