Saturday, August 31, 2013

Red Rover, Red Rover, send Jennifer over. . .


At Macy's with Mom
Picking a Birthday present
Jennifer celebrated her 42nd yesterday with a dramatic change and a party in her work-in-progress Dundas home, attended by friends and family. (Some family left long before friends did.)
Jennifer's new look (and her wanderlust ways) inspired thoughts about a favorite game we played in our grade school play yard.
Did you ever play it? Did you know that Rover is the Norwegian word for robber or raider and that some say the child's game was inspired by the Viking practice of pillaging the English coast. Hence, children would dare the opposite team to come and raid their lines, by breaking through their joined hands.
Red Rover, Red Rover, send Jennifer over. If Jennifer could break through the opposing line, she was entitled to take a captive back to her side. If she failed, she, herself, became a "prisoner."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice color Jennifer