There is still time to enter grand prompts to ask your grands

Share your story by entering a brief excerpt or your blog link in the Comments box. I will find you if you include the hashtag #grandpromptstoasaskyourgrands in your blog, Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter posts. All entries will be compiled and links posted on the last Thursday of the month (Throwback Thursday). 

July 13, 2021 Grand Prompt To Ask Your Grands

What was your favorite outside game to play in the summer?

There is still time to send in your story

Be sure to use the hashtag #grandprmptstoaskyourgrands. 

Here are the shares so far:

I posted how my research discovered children playing patsy (another name for hopscotch) in the city streets and sidewalks during the Playing Patsy in the Streets 

My mom and her brother told the story when her brothers finally offered to play with their little sister in Summer Play

Maria recalled she had asked her grandma what she like to do as a child. Maria’s grandma reported that cross country skiing in Darlarna Sweden was her favourite outdoor activity.

My cousin, Joann said, “When I was younger we played a lot of jump rope and stoop ball in Brooklyn, New York. The teenage boys played Johnny on the Pony. Six or seven teenagers would line up in front of the Johnny pump (fire hydrant) and jump on the backs of players. Whoever jumped closer to the pump would win.

Donna @retirementreflections offered a beautiful photo and a question, “What was your favorite way to spend summer vacation?”

The July Grand Prompts To Ask Your Grands challenge ends on Thursday July 29th. Place your link in the comment box or write a brief description.

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Thanks you for indulging me. Great big thank you to Natalie the Explorer, the incredible host of Weekend Coffee Share.


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Daily Bread is set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 1911. The story follows nine-year-old Lily, an American-born child of Sicilian immigrants, who wants to prove she is not a little kid. To be a big kid in the crowded tenement neighborhoods, she must tackle bigotry, bullies, disasters, dotty bakers, and learn to cross the street by herself
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Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.

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