December 17th, 2014

Answer for question 4158.

There's a lot of nostalgia around old franchises coming back right now. Movies, TV shows, even action figures! What's something from your childhood that you wish would come back? Why?

(This question will remain in place for a few days while Writer's Block is re-launched -- we'll have new questions each weekday starting on Monday!)
Pickup Games in middle class neighborhoods.

I was never enough of an athlete to participate in organized sports, especially team sports. But i was able to spend my preteen and teen years in the 1940s playing football, baseball, and basketball because the games erupted spontaneously whenever a few kids got together. No adults were
present at these events -- we either knew the rules or made them up and enforced them ourselves or played without rules. Not enough kids for two teams? We started the games anyway and hoped others would join. They usually did. Very few of us were obese. We played hard and those of us with little skill tried to make up for it by playing harder.