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66. Old corn cobs and cowpies.
Anybody else old and rural enough to have participated in a cowpie fight out in the pasture? (The corncobs were best left to the older kids, since they could hurt so bad.)

The cowpies, though, lent themselves to every battle game you can imagine, no matter your age or sex. Sometimes a spur of the moment lobbing one over at your little brother during a boring walk across the pasture to Aunt Nezzie's house. Sometimes target practice with visiting kids, snatching and lobbing the pies on the run, hoping it was a dry one, often stepping in one that was not.

Best of all was getting a whole bunch of cousins together at the family reunion, picking sides, setting up elaborate defense structures (a piece of old tin propped up with the ever popular stick was a good one), stockpiling masses of pies on each side, which involved hours of combing the pasture for just the right, perfectly dried ammunition. Then the rest of the afternoon spent hurling and ducking.

Some smart ass cousin would always find and lob over a pie that wasn't quite dry inside. Instead of shattering into dozens of small pieces when it hit it sort of clung to you.

Haven't thought of those games in years. Now I'm sitting here smelling the smell. Ah, sweet nostalgia


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  - Rubik's Cube was the greatest toy of all time.  closeupready   Nov-30-11 03:59 PM   #2 
  - It's not even in the top ten.  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 04:03 PM   #6 
  - Matches!  immoderate   Nov-30-11 04:34 PM   #30 
     - +1  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 04:36 PM   #31 
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        - That kind of corkscrew evokes puppetry.  immoderate   Dec-01-11 03:33 PM   #87 
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     - Give it to your older brother.  closeupready   Nov-30-11 04:16 PM   #20 
  - They forgot wooden spoon  frazzled   Nov-30-11 04:02 PM   #3 
  - That can be considered a stick.  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 04:03 PM   #7 
  - The pots and pans themselves were popular for my kids  mcar   Dec-01-11 11:16 AM   #78 
  - you sit in the yard with a fuckin stick and you dig a fuckin hole.  Whisp   Nov-30-11 04:02 PM   #4 
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  - Those are all good toys.  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 04:05 PM   #10 
  - Best toy ever: Imagination  malthaussen   Nov-30-11 04:04 PM   #9 
  - Well, duh  rocktivity   Nov-30-11 04:28 PM   #27 
  - Number 1 with a bullet (so to speak)  gratuitous   Nov-30-11 04:07 PM   #11 
  - Those were fun.  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 04:17 PM   #21 
  - You want versatility?  gratuitous   Nov-30-11 04:39 PM   #32 
     - That's all mostly a lot of names for the same utility.  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 04:54 PM   #34 
     - Rocks  RobinA   Dec-01-11 10:45 AM   #72 
  - Sticks were the prototype for Lawn Darts.  bvar22   Dec-01-11 10:32 AM   #69 
     - Aerodynamics, my friend  gratuitous   Dec-01-11 11:48 AM   #84 
        - Sticks were STILL the prototype.  bvar22   Dec-01-11 11:59 AM   #85 
  - I was thinking of this over the holiday. For me - a Chemistry Set,  NRaleighLiberal   Nov-30-11 04:09 PM   #12 
  - +1  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 04:33 PM   #29 
     - Anyone remember the Superball? The real, dangerous, hard as hell, one that you lost  NRaleighLiberal   Nov-30-11 05:39 PM   #38 
        - sometimes,we'd wrap ours in a sock...  w8liftinglady   Nov-30-11 09:21 PM   #55 
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  - +1  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 04:18 PM   #22 
  - Stick and Dirt  ProdigalJunkMail   Nov-30-11 04:12 PM   #14 
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  - HEY!!! That's my favorite joke, except...  MiddleFingerMom   Nov-30-11 04:13 PM   #15 
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  - Yeah, BOX ROCKS!  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 04:16 PM   #19 
     - Don't forget Transmogrifier!  Ikonoklast   Dec-01-11 11:04 AM   #76 
        - +1  HuckleB   Dec-02-11 10:17 AM   #89 
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  - I love it. And so true.  Prometheus Bound   Nov-30-11 04:14 PM   #18 
  - I'd put "ball" in the Top 5.  WinkyDink   Nov-30-11 04:21 PM   #23 
  - Indeed.  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 04:22 PM   #24 
     - I would eject cardboard tube from the list entirely  blogslut   Nov-30-11 04:41 PM   #33 
     - Cardboard tubes make great musical instruments  csziggy   Nov-30-11 07:49 PM   #48 
        - Absolutely!  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 09:19 PM   #54 
           - I always thought of those as banjos!  csziggy   Nov-30-11 10:25 PM   #60 
              - Them's good, too!  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 11:48 PM   #62 
     - Precisely  treestar   Nov-30-11 07:52 PM   #49 
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  - ROTFLMAO!  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 04:27 PM   #26 
  - Stick. All Game Console is good for is a light anchor.  uppityperson   Nov-30-11 09:28 PM   #57 
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  - Love it! My 8yr old had all the requisite electronics listed on her  TBF   Nov-30-11 04:58 PM   #35 
  - Sticks are fun.  white_wolf   Nov-30-11 05:03 PM   #36 
  - Ain't that the truth! -eom-  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 07:46 PM   #46 
  - Paper cup. Mashed potato balls. Dirty socks....  pipi_k   Nov-30-11 05:15 PM   #37 
  - Great list!  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 07:30 PM   #45 
  - Thanks! I was thinking maybe people wouldn't quite "get"  pipi_k   Nov-30-11 09:14 PM   #52 
     - Oh, we had plenty of unsupervised time when I was a kid.  HuckleB   Nov-30-11 09:17 PM   #53 
  - Snow  RobinA   Dec-01-11 10:50 AM   #73 
  - My dad told me the first Frisbee he had was a cat that had been ran over and flattened by a truck  NNN0LHI   Nov-30-11 05:43 PM   #39 
  - Tinker Toys  ThoughtCriminal   Nov-30-11 07:11 PM   #40 
  - Football, basketball, soccer ball, wiffle ax, swim trunks  underpants   Nov-30-11 07:25 PM   #42 
  - Frisbee  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-30-11 07:25 PM   #43 
  - Rock M Sock M Robots.  sarcasmo   Nov-30-11 07:26 PM   #44 
  - K & R  Scurrilous   Nov-30-11 09:02 PM   #50 
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  - I loved boxes. The bigger the better.  Solly Mack   Nov-30-11 09:22 PM   #56 
  - Absolutely! -eom-  HuckleB   Dec-01-11 03:24 AM   #65 
  - Bag 'o' glass...  -..__...   Nov-30-11 09:45 PM   #58 
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  - PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, computers, and music players. nt  ZombieHorde   Nov-30-11 11:09 PM   #61 
  - Huh? What?  HuckleB   Dec-01-11 12:31 AM   #63 
     - I think that requires wearing pants where I live. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-01-11 12:32 AM   #64 
  - Old corn cobs and cowpies.  watrwefitinfor   Dec-01-11 08:13 AM   #66 
  - +1  HuckleB   Dec-01-11 10:13 AM   #67 
  - Never Did Cowpies  RobinA   Dec-01-11 10:56 AM   #75 
  - my first toy and still my favorite  yesphan   Dec-01-11 10:27 AM   #68 
  - Boxes  RobinA   Dec-01-11 10:38 AM   #70 
  - Bye!!... Have Fun! .... Don't put anybody's eye out.  bvar22   Dec-01-11 10:42 AM   #71 
  - Having raised boys, would have to agree on the stick.  TwilightGardener   Dec-01-11 10:52 AM   #74 
  - one of my grandsons had a thing for sticks like some kids have a thing for blankets  librechik   Dec-01-11 11:43 AM   #82 
  - My wrapping paper is missing all of the tubes  Sabriel   Dec-01-11 11:10 AM   #77 
  - These are all rather gender-oriented  Sabriel   Dec-01-11 11:32 AM   #80 
  - Piece of fabric indeed. Blanket, scarf, whichever. All are for both genders though  uppityperson   Dec-01-11 11:45 AM   #83 
  - box expensive toy came in: Priceless  librechik   Dec-01-11 11:33 AM   #81 
  - +1  HuckleB   Dec-01-11 03:02 PM   #86 
  - And every one of them kid tested!  Arkansas Granny   Dec-01-11 03:39 PM   #88 
  - Picked my kid up from school yesterday, to find she'd been playing in dirt with a stick.  gkhouston   Dec-02-11 01:49 PM   #90 
  - whammo, whammo, whammo, whammo and whammo...  T S Justly   Dec-02-11 02:02 PM   #91 

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