Another puzzle for Searcy Arkansas Sleuths. What are these girls doing?

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Stumbling across this picture which shows action going on brought back a lot of old memories.

Seems that I remember this game but don't remember being any good at it.  I was always a scaredy-cat as the kids used to call each other when they were doing a "double-dog-dare" and you refused to do it.

Since I grew up in another state, I'm wondering if you Searcy Arkansas folks called it the same thing we did.  And how strange to actually find an old picture of these dressed up kids playing.

Old game being played

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the umbrella to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Location:
Arkansas White County Searcy Old Searcy Arkansas
Groups:
Almost Anything Goes
Blast from the past !
HAPPY AT ACTIVERAIN
WeBlog Anything (almost)!
Tags:
old games
leap frog
searcy ar
history
barbara s duncan
realtor
real estate
remax
houses for sale
white county ar

Comments 24 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the computer to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Anonymous #5
Anonymous
Ludean Kidd

The young lady doing the jump in the picture could be your sister in law, Barbara.  Dark hair, saddle oxford shoes.  Perhaps it was a dress up party.  Of course, I could be way off, too.

February 12, 2011 01:01 PM
Rainmaker
710,207
Barbara S. Duncan
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
RE/MAX Advantage

Ludean, Leap Frog is what they called it in Georgia too.  And I was as bad at it as I was at doing a cartwheel.  I never could do one.

Debbie, I'll bet it was Easter.  The girls had on hats!!  Gloves too perhaps somewhere.

Alan, did you play leap frog?  I'd forgotten all about that old game until I saw this picture and wondered what they were doing.

Ludean, I don't think it was Barbara but it could have been.  Perhaps someone will know the first girl who is the only clear one.

 

February 12, 2011 01:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,176,488
Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Godmother,

Let me put the matter to rests. They is playing leaping frog.

Godson

February 12, 2011 01:20 PM
Anonymous #8
Anonymous
Debbie Wantulok

Well, my husband noticed that the grass looked like it was going to seed so he wonders if the picture was taken later in the year.  He thinks it looks like it was really warm weather too.  Maybe some other church function where little girls all dress up at that age.  I think they look more dressed up than they would for just a regular Sunday Service.  Of course, I always liked to dress down.

 

February 12, 2011 05:39 PM
Rainmaker
710,207
Barbara S. Duncan
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
RE/MAX Advantage

Godson Nutsy, you are so smart.  Sometimes it just amazes me how smart you are.   : )

Debbie, your husband is too young to remember but way back then people just tried to get the weeds out of the yard, chickens ran free, and the yard was manicured if it was full of dirt with no weeds.  Or that may just be the way po folks lived, meaning me.  I can remember my mother struggling to have NO weeds, just dirt, and then trying to trying to grow grass which she borrowed from a neighbor's sprigs.  Then when the yard had all grass she mowed it.

February 12, 2011 06:00 PM
Rainer
257,137
Charles Edwards Bentonville
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796

Barbara, Terrific old picture. Remember when kids liked to play outside?

February 12, 2011 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
710,207
Barbara S. Duncan
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
RE/MAX Advantage

Charles, it was so much fun outside.  Remember crack-the-whip?  Of course not.  You're too young.  Some of the games were pretty cruel.  There was one called Red Rover, Red Rover, Send _______right over and you'd have to try to break their line.  I'm not sure these were great games.

February 12, 2011 10:02 PM
Anonymous #12
Anonymous
Ludean Kidd

Barbara, I have played the two games you mentioned when I was a kid, so guess they were common whatever state you were in.  We even played those games at school.  I don't think we girls played the Leap Frog one, as we had to wear dresses, no jeans to school, except if it was terribly cold, we could wear the jeans under a dress.  At the time I a talking about, we didn't have any playground equipment, either.  I remember we did get some equipment later.  I don't remember what year that was.  One of my favorite games in 7th grade was Jump Board, where we put a wooden plank across a log and tried to jump the person on the other end off their end of the plank. 

February 13, 2011 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
710,207
Barbara S. Duncan
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
RE/MAX Advantage

Oh, Ludean, you named the worst of the old games.  Jump Board was the favorite game for mean little kids (I hope you were not one.) who would deliberately jump off the board so you'd come down with a jarring blow or send it off side so that you'd break your leg falling.  That must have been the original game for "trust."  If you didn't trust the one on the other end of the board, you'd better not play the game.  I didn't trust any of the kids and mostly refused to play that one.  I wonder if today's protective parents would allow that game?  Thanks for the memory!!!!    Seesaw was quite similar, wasn't it.  The mean kid would also jump off, wouldn't he?

February 13, 2011 08:35 AM
Anonymous #14
Anonymous
Anita Fuller

Spent hours playing Jump Board.  Many is the time we've broken the board!   My all-time favorite partner to jump board with was Mildred Taylor Wilbourn.  Milly was much bigger than I was (taller, heavier) and when she landed she would send me sailing way up in the air.  The fact that she sent me so high....made me able to land hard and therefore send her up pretty high, too.  She never stepped off the board, nor did I.  That was the trust of good friends.

I knew the girls were playing Leap Frog but I'm with Ludean....don't think I ever did that.

I'm thinking those little girls are too young to be wearing hats to church, even at Easter.  I'd love to know what the occasion was.  Notice the necklaces on the first girl.

February 13, 2011 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,176,488
Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Godmother,

These people are now adults and should not be playing jump board. They might bust an appendage. Remember my injury three years back when I had a skydiving accident?

Godson

February 13, 2011 10:58 AM
Rainer
168,250
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates

Go here for real jump boarding.

February 13, 2011 12:23 PM
Anonymous #17
Anonymous
Ludean Kidd

No, Barbara, I never stepped off the jump board.  I actually didn't want to see anyone hurt.  I loved to jump board. 

Anita, did you attend 7th grade down by the gym?  Who was your teacher.  Mine was Mrs. Pearrow.

February 13, 2011 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
710,207
Barbara S. Duncan
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
RE/MAX Advantage

Anita, that was a vivid description of you and Mildred trusting each other.  I loved the comment.

Nutsy, we had a hard time pulling you thought that one, didn't we.

Don, too funny!

Ludean, you were gentle and kind even as a child.

 

February 13, 2011 05:25 PM
Anonymous #19
Anonymous
Anonymous

Looks like leap frog to me. We were restless children, weren’t we? LOL

February 13, 2011 07:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,176,488
Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Godmother,

Yes, it was very stressful for all. I so hated a broken leg. Being nacho better fits my image.

Godson

February 15, 2011 09:05 PM
Rainmaker
710,207
Barbara S. Duncan
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
RE/MAX Advantage

Russel, I'll bet leap frog is not popular today because so many kids are so heavy!

Nutsy, something about your comment made me hungry...

February 15, 2011 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,176,488
Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Godmother,

I much respect your support in kicking Mr Charles in the shins.

Nutsy

February 20, 2011 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
710,207
Barbara S. Duncan
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
RE/MAX Advantage

Nutsy, no problem.  He deserved it!

February 20, 2011 02:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,176,488
Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Yes he did and you kicked him very hard where it counts.

Godson

February 21, 2011 03:35 PM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the world to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Rainmaker
710,207

Barbara S. Duncan

CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the key to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase: