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Jody Hardaker

1. The playground was where we played tag after lunch time. Usually the boys trying to tag the girls.
2. We had a huge swingset we would all see how high we could go and then jump off.
3. We always played jump rope - and sometimes double rope with the long ropes - so much fun!
4. Everyone would try to get on the monkey bars - we would do the bars and also the sides - usually several people on them at a time.

Julie Miller-Oconnor

1. The playgrounds were blacktop - no mulch or gravel like todays safety conscious play areas.
2. We would play on the swings, see saw (the bigger kids used to leave me up in the air - I didn't like that), hopscotch, or 4 square with the infamous red rubber ball.
3. We too had 3 recesses in grade school. If the weather was bad we had to have inside recess. It was ok when I was younger, but I didn't care for that as I got older.
4. In 4-6 grade we would hunt for bugs in the grass off the playground.
5. We also played with paper cooties (where you picked a number and opened to see what it says), whizzer tops to see who could last the longest. Little Kiddles were small enough to keep in your pocket.

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Childhood memories are just awesome and especially the playing moments are always in heart.

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