Friday, December 07, 2007

A few hours at the Burt County Museum, Tekamah, Nebraska



Left to right, my sister, Lois, curator, Bonnie, and Mrs. Jim




Dad was on the Board of Directors here, he also was the Treasurer for quite a spell.

I used to tease him and tell him that the reason he was asked to be on the board was because he met the qualifications 200%: Dad was retired (time) and he had a pickup truck (utility).





The perfect untouched snowy lawn for a nice kid game of 'Fox and Goose.'

Who has played that game?

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5 Comments:

At Friday, December 07, 2007 6:33:00 PM, Blogger Felisol said...

Dear Jim,
impressive colonial style museum. Loved the exterior.
Never played fox & ? in the snow, but I've made a lot of snow-angles.
Does that count for something?
Come to think about it we made snow fortresses as well, and threw snowballs on innocent by passers.
Being frightfully shortsighted I don't remember hitting anyone.

 
At Friday, December 07, 2007 6:53:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Thanks for the comment, Felisol. I had thought maybe in Norway you guys played Fox and Goose in the wintertime snow as children here do.

Fox and Goose is a childrens tag game.
First they all march around in the fresh snow to make a nice big circle path.
Then cut several paths to the middle. Four if the circle is big enough.
Next make a standing place at the intersection, with enough room to hold most of the players standing up.
This standing place is 'base,' a safe place from tagging.
The 'it' person runs after anyone he can touch, taggin them, then that person is 'it.'

As the game starts to get a little boring, the players will make new paths in the snow, some of them pretty winding and exotic.

We would play this game at recess at school mostly. Our school was a country one room, one teacher school, with eight grades. Generally there was one grade with now students.

Thanks for asking. Yes, we made snow fortresses too, there weren't any passers out there in the country. So we threw at each other.
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At Monday, December 10, 2007 8:56:00 PM, Blogger Janell said...

I'm raising my hand and waving wildly - YES! I played fox & goose. I also did an internship on my way to a BA in History in 1990 at the BC Museum. I really loved the museum and the staff. What a great place.

 
At Monday, December 10, 2007 9:20:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Thank you Janell!!! Now I'm not the only one in the world besides my sister who knows this game.
My Dad worked in that museum for a long time!
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At Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:53:00 AM, Blogger . . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

that is BEAUTIFUL, but I am already pretty cold with the Dallas weather geettin' down in the 30's.

 

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