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watrwefitinfor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:13 AM
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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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