Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday WRites 150

[used images from the internet for today's mosaic]


BUMPING IN NUMBERS
Back then, [circa 1963]:
Leaving Central, along the way,
Sugarcane arrows look up to azure skies.
At the Croisee, in San Juan [we say Sawah],
We meet a new bustling vibe.
Up the Saddle Road to the school.
Us early folks in crisp pleated plaid skirts,
And white shirts,
Would absorb extra time playing Moral.
In boxes one to eight, the ball bumps.
Box One: one bump, and so on, and so forth;
Before the school bell sounds.
Chalk is white and balls are grey.
Ah, but [2018]...
Balls are much prettier now-a-days.
BUMPING IN NUMBERS © gillena cox 2018


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HAPPY MONDAY. You've heard about the Monday Blues ❧✿❧ well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance or practice eg the rite of afternoon tea).
Welcome to Monday WRites #150, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites



NOTE
More about the game Moral HERE


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Blog hopping today with imaginary garden. In April we write a poem every day

It's All Fun and Games
Prompted by Rommy and challenged: to write a poem that incorporates the idea of a child's game - board game or a physical game (tag, hide and seek, etc.).

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# 81


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Blue Monday: Saguaro Forest


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REVISIT
16 April 2016
1. 16 April 2015
2. 16 April 2015


Enjoy The Music



23 comments:

  1. You reminded me of my own plaid skirt, that i had forgotten. Smiles.

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  2. Happy you dropped by Sherry

    much love...

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  3. A game I've never heard of ... the plaid skirt is a great visual for childhood...

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  4. Thanks for dropping by Margaret

    Much­čî╝love

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  5. I remember those glorious days... Getting to school early for a bit of post-lessons play... Singing the national anthem a bit out of breathe because the excitement of the game was still breathing through us... Such wonderful days...

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    1. Yeah, good to take look back. Thanks for dropping by Magaly

      much love...

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  6. I can picture the children having fun while playing Moral. All dressed up in their school uniforms. Sounds like a lot of fun and is similar to our game of hopscotch.

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  7. They are both chalked drawn, But with moral a ball is used.
    Thanks for your appreciation L.C

    much love...

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  8. It does make you want to go outside and play, doesn't it? heehee! Hugs!

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    1. Happy you dropped by Lavender

      Much­čî╝love

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  9. I imagine that being played... all the balls we used were old tennis balls, which turned very very grey after a while.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Bj├Ârn

      Much­čî╝love

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  10. I'm not familiar with that game, but I also remember plaid skirts as part of my school uniform.

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    1. Happy you dropped in to read mine Rommy

      Much­čî╝love

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  11. Such a fascinating game! Loved the warm memories you have shared here with us, Gillena ­čĺ×

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    1. Happy you dropped by Sanaa

      Much­čî╝love

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  12. I remember playing a similar game, but I think it had a different name (which I cannot remember). Fun school memories, Gillena

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    1. Happy you dropped by Lorrie

      Much­čî╝love

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  13. Happy days, your childhood memories of fun times with friends made me smile.

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    1. Happy you dropped by Maggie

      Much­čî╝love

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  14. Thanks for linking to Blue Monday, Gillena!

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  15. Happy you dropped by MMT

    Much
    ­čî╝love

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  16. Sounds like quite a tricky game! I think I would have lost all the time.

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