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To: pabianice

We all carried little pen knives...to play mumbly peg.....and I’m talking kindergarten...and up. It was no big deal. We were very responsible kids and our parents knew what we were doing all the time.


25 posted on 12/17/2012 10:03:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau; pabianice
We carried little knives... We played war with real guns. The imaginary krauts that had a machine-gun nest in the old quarry hole provoked many a "mad minute". You can still find handfuls of .22 cases strewn about back there.

Nobody ever got hurt, and none of us would ever have imagined shooting each other or anyone else. I can't claim we were exactly responsible, but we all had a good idea of how dangerous our "toys" were and practiced as much safety as 14-year-olds are capable of mustering when there are no adults about.

33 posted on 12/17/2012 10:26:55 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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