Sunday, August 07, 2011

Story Telling Sunday

It's story time again hosted by the lovely Sian From High in the Sky

Once upon a time (all good stories start like that) there was a girl and boy. There were sister and brother and although they played together quite well they didn't always agree. Especially about things they DIDN'T want " I don't want this pencil you have it" "no I don't want it you have it" and so the pencil got thrown around the room. One of their favourite games was 5 stones, little coloured cubes of what felt like stone, but probably wasn't.
(there you are it is clay they are made of)
The idea of the game is to throw the stones up and catch as many as you can on the back of your hand, any that dropped had to be picked up in a certain way. Throw one of the caught stones up in the air, pick the fallen stone and catch the airborne one. Oh dear Oh dear did that cause arguments between the brother and sister. Mother would come in and confiscate the stones, but the brother and sister either found them or bought new ones the next day.
One year on holiday the sister, who was the eldest by nearly three years (or as the brother would say 2 years 11 months), had a camera. In those days cameras were not cheap so she was very lucky to have it. To open it you clicked a little catch and the lens came out on a sort or bellows. The brother had been teasing her all morning with a water pistol. "I want to take your photo over there by the flower bed, but I don't want that awful water pistol in the photo so put it away". Photo duly taken and low and behold when the film was developed there, just under the boy's leg, was the end of the pistol. He was determined to get his own way
Brothers are so annoying aren't they.

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17 comments:

Amy said...

YES!! They certainly can be, we play that game here and it is called Knuckles - plastic knuckles are used these days but I think they originated as bones out of beasts of some sort, sheep I think.

Jane said...

I can remember playing that game and although I only had sister's I can tell you they could be just as annoying!

Sian said...

Mary, I always love to see what you have come up with for Storytelling Sunday - imagine you still having that photo! I love it! And it spoke to me today - there have been a few water pistol related incidents round here this week. I wonder will they remember in years to come?

Thanks for the story today Mary

Ladkyis said...

I love your story and yes, according to my daughter younger brothers can be pesky!

Becky said...

Great story and I love the photograph!

debs14 said...

It's a reversal of roles in our family, I would have been the annoying sibling desperate to have their own way! Love how he got the water pistol in the shot even though you told him you didn't want it included - very sneaky.
I remember that game and I kind of think it was called something like 'Jacks' around here.

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

I love stories about the games many of us played as children. I haven't heard of stones before, but all the girls I knew spent hours and hours playing jacks. Thanks for sharing such a neat memory.

Ifa said...

Crafty boy but that photo is even more memorable for it.

Denise said...

Great story and I love that photo,especially as you still have it and the memory of the pistol just peeking !

JO SOWERBY said...

i don't have a brother only the lil sis however i can assure that girls can be just as bad,
jo xxx

Gail said...

You're story brings back so many memories of my sister and I - she was the younger pesky one. :) Thanks for sharing.

Jimjams said...

Baby brothers are a pain for sure. Fab that you have that early photo.

Ginger said...

My brother had a different experience as he had three older sisters and then me, so four sisters. He was often dressed up in girls clothes by the older siblings and made to wear makeup... Something he would deny today, but there might be a photo or two :) I enjoyed your story very much!

Maria Ontiveros said...

A great story! Reminds me of jacks.
Rinda

Melissa said...

What a fun story & a perfect photo - if the pistol had not been sticking out just a little, this story might have been forgotten.

happysnapper said...

i am 100% sure my daughter would agree. thanks for sharing your story.

happysnapper said...

i am 100% sure my daughter would agree. thanks for sharing your story.

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