A Place Where I used to Live - Musket Lane  

keithcancook 60M
10710 posts
6/30/2005 5:32 pm
A Place Where I used to Live - Musket Lane

When I was a kid we used to live on a street called Musket Lane. It was a suburb of a suburb of Rochester, in upstate N.Y. Musket Lane was a U-shaped street and we were one of the first families to move in. It was a brand new development, far from the city. I watched all the other houses being built and saw the families as they moved in.

I was proud of living on a street called Musket Lane. It invoked thoughts of Minute Men and heros of the Revolution. I was about 7 years old, and I thought that the heros of the Revolution were cool. When I played I used to imagine that I was a hero too. I had my trusty musket stick, and I would patrol Musket Lane ceaselessly. I was on the lookout for Redcoats, and manys the time I narrowly escaped death at their hands. Often, those dastardly Redcoats would have Indians with them too, and Indians were the hardest to defeat. They would sneak in and attack from behind. Somehow, I always rallied at the darkest hour, when it looked as if I had no chance.

But as soon as I heard my mom ringing the dinner bell, I dispatched them quickly and ran for home.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/30/2005 5:35 pm

Well whaddaya know. No banned words in this here story.

purejoy4fem 46F/44F
682 posts
6/30/2005 6:31 pm

At least you guys had cool street names, unlike NYC where I grew up on 101st Ave.

rm_affbreak 46M
287 posts
6/30/2005 6:41 pm

My father teached me how to shoot when I was ten. He teached me not to point weapons at others for no reason far before I went to kindergarden.

Attacking from behind is an applicable tactic. Like bombing cities from high air. Now you're a grown up, it's your turn to ring the bell.

PailsDiverHonks 55F

6/30/2005 7:10 pm

Congratulation to you for no banned words!

Did your mom stand at the front door and ring a hand bell. Mine did and yeah we all came running. Now I call my kids on their cell phones.

bella_ 47F
4030 posts
6/30/2005 7:35 pm

Keith..now it is paint guns.. Did you really fight a lot?

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
6/30/2005 7:37 pm

Heretofore (is that all one word?) the word "Indians" will be banned except in the context of describing a telephone call placed in search of technical assistance.

I must now remove this blog

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
6/30/2005 7:40 pm

When I was seven, we lived at 205H 6th Street, Fort Richardson, Alaska. I wanted to be a "Roughrider". Roughriders got to ride their bike on the dirt paths up in the woods. Alas, I lacked the prerequisite Schwinn Stingray, I had only my big-tired one speed Huffy

Tala4u2 54M  
2957 posts
6/30/2005 7:50 pm

Great lets shoot Expat

Tala, Wizard of The Kingdom of BooBoBia, DEITY,

mi_mwpm 51M

6/30/2005 8:00 pm

Heh. Thanks for the idea Keith. I'll be borrowing this topic for my next blog-out.

Barbiebunny69 43F

6/30/2005 8:46 pm

Wonder if u ran into any Canadian Mounties

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/30/2005 10:15 pm

purejoy, you work with what ya got. Now go out and get some!

Hmmm, never played "bomb cities from the air" affbreak. Except in a video game once or twice. Hey! Are you sayin I'm grown up?

Hey greenie! My mom did ring the bell. My dad would just whistle. Cell phones? Jeesh, aint technology wonderful?

bella_, my son has one of those paint guns. It's fun actually. Fighting? Boys don't fight. (much)

jayR, when I was a kid, I fought Indians in my playworld, not Native Americans. The Venting Blog will never succomb to PC California-isms. Besides, I played as the Indian far more than as the cowboy. Indians are cool. They know how to hunt and make neat stuff and how to live with the land.

Hmmm, I have an idea on a new form of "Roughrider" we can try. It does not involve bicycles, but it can be played in the wild.

Naw tala, I cannot shoot expat. He is my ol pal. Besides, he shoots himself nowadays. Have you seen the pictures he has been publishing? /8

You know how it is over here at The Venting Blog mi_mwpm. For many it has become Ideas-R-Us!

Only on Saturdays after watching Dudley DoRight, Barbiebunzy. Nyah Ah Ah! (Snidley Whiplash had a cool evil laugh)

taodoug65 51M
262 posts
7/1/2005 1:16 am

Ahh the memories of fighting the redcoats. Myself growing up in Oregon Mountains. our biggest deal was who was going to be the bear and chaser you down the side of the mountains. We always had to draw straws. Because bears get shot at with air rifles filled with dirt clods or corks if we still had some left.

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
7/1/2005 5:33 am

You are correct, sir.Hence (did I say 'hence'?) my body art tribute to American Indians

expatbrit49 62M

7/1/2005 6:00 am

OMG you are a Yankee..... Now whats all this about a Revolution and Redcoats, I dont remember hearing anything about that... Enlighten me Keith my old Yankee Pal

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

GleesFlakyShawl 50M
1620 posts
7/1/2005 11:44 am

interesting subject, keith
i like when ur stories help me to recconnect with my inner child

Philosophy_N_Sex 49M/47F

7/1/2005 3:39 pm

Oh the war with the red coats is over??
I need to go apologize to some people at a costume party.

humm the police are here? Wonder what is up?

deliciousngood 64F
1666 posts
7/1/2005 5:57 pm

Nowadays if you tell a kid to GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY, they look at you like you are insane. In the summer we were outdoors ALL DAY...we came on for meals and played with our imaginations. We built whole cities out of mud and sticks and had fairy picnics in the woods. We rode our bikes till it was too dark to see and then we ran around in the yard with our PJ's on.

In the winter we had a HUGE box that we pretended was a cabin and we were the Little house on the Prairie girls....LOL

Did I mention we did not haev many other children in our neighborhood.

Anyway, I fondly remember those days.

*smiling at Keith*

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/1/2005 10:41 pm

lol... I remember the days building tunnels in the snow in Ft. Meade Maryland as well.... and racing home when the dinner bell "rang"... lol...

Good reflections of memories... Later!

duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/2/2005 12:29 am

Awesome memories Keith. The few good memories I have of my childhood . . . like the paths we made through the woods in the ass deep snow. I don't really remember the purpose, but remember we had many highways of paths.


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
7/3/2005 5:06 am

very cool keith, you are my minute man and I just discovered myself in a 3some with yourself and Expat, oh my I am in for a treat


gary7740 51M
21 posts
7/3/2005 5:12 am

hey need help with wife thats little indian wife . she needs a seeing to.

MrsGreenhenky 37F

7/3/2005 6:47 pm

Och keithy I kin see yees as a wee laddie.Ahh bets ye was a wee rascal n all.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
7/4/2005 5:01 pm

I remember air rifles and dirt clods taodoug! Everyones gun had a dented muzzle from punching into the ground for more ammo.

Was it Patrick Henry sara? He had a cool name.

jayR, how bout posting some close ups of your body (art)?

You seem delighted with that news expat ol pal. Yes, it is true. I stand in both camps. I have been in Carolina since 1968, and if I had to choose count me as a Son of the South.

Hey expat! I hope candy doesn't see that Yan*ee comment up there. She may drill you a new a**hole for such blasphemy.

dz, they have the same effect on me.

Yes the Revolution is over PNS. The only redcoats you will find these days are at the mall.

I liked Annie Oakley too honni. Also, I was um wondering, do you still play with ropes?

I hear ya deliciousngood! My children have been put outside enough to where they stopped arguing about it (mostly). Fortunately many of my neighbors felt the same way, so there were always kids outside to play with.

We dug snow tunnels too txrose. I have already begun writing a post on the Blizzard of 65. Talk about your "winter wonderlands"

I am sure that you have more than just a few good childhood memories diva. They are there if you search for them.

We are hoping for a treat too wyvernrose. I am certain you won't disappoint us.

Perhaps humboldthonni can help us with your Indian issues gary? In her Annie Oakley role she could be employed to great effect!

Ah asianlady, sharing with you has been a pleasure right from the start my sensuous PECCARETTE.

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That is true mzhuny. We did feel safe. Playing "kick the can" after dusk was lots of fun.

I suppose I was somewhat of a rascal in those daysMrsGreen. Now I am fully a rascal. I have been practicing all my life!

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