...and the games we play.....
Photograph by Marjory Collins 1912-1985 her game of photography, she was known as "A rebel looking for a cause" and this photo was part of her "Day-in-the-life" of visual stories about the ideal American way of life, that showed the commitment of ordinary citizens supporting the war effort, and just living day to day.
Brought to by, "Southwest Arkie- at "Of Colouring Outside the Lines" (a favorite game of mine....it's outside the box where all the fun begins!)
Alan's selection of photo for this Sepia theme wakes up my gamely state of mind!
Once upon a Saturday afternoon in 1925 on a quiet street with well-manicured lawns residents were preparing for their favorite Saturday evening, "Game-Night....."
Oh what would be on the program for this evening? A game of, "Look-a-bout, Change Seats, Charades, Forfeits, The Name Game, You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" (although the person who never smiles is declared the winner in this game).....
It was the fancy stick-styled magnificently built cottage on the lake everyone dreamed of being invited to for game night. The stately house rose like it was guarding the best kept secret in town and everyone wanted to be a part of the excitement that flowed through the lively rooms.
Some of the invited guests arrived by train for the evening's festivities.
Yes, James J. Hill's famous railroad...............
Even strangers treated each other with such politeness as they left the station behind them. They shared idle conversations of the power they all would soon share, while weaving their magic spells of wit and wisdom for everything that would soon come their way.
For those that approached the cottage by the side, they immediately caught the aroma of fresh pasties and bread blended with a mingling of wood smoke which stirred their memories of past visits there. So knowing they were early, off to the lake they strolled for a quick look before knocking on the front door.
Speaking of the lake...........
Sometimes there were outdoor games.
Like "Blind Man's Bluff" or "Prince Who?" Which works really well while the princess standing high up in the Gazebo is blindfolded, and she must try to identify the person standing down before her....and if she does, then they take her place and on and on...
Don't you just know they all had a bunch of fun hosting such gala events? But what about other simple family games we all love to play together....like from my own family album right below.....
|Enjoying a moment of building with my sister, my father, and myself while next to my furry slippers (underneath the table) is my beloved Mickey, our family dog!|
Yes, the windmill was mostly my daddy's creation!
...and how about you?
Do you have a game or another kind of sepia moment you care to share?
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