Recess Games at One-Room School Were Fun

Remembers the good times had with classmates at playing at recess.

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We walked to the one-room school, Point School, when I had Mrs. Hazel Hieronymus for my teacher all eight years. At school we played circle games like two-deep, fox and geese, and some ball, but the most fun was "Andy-over" - throwing the ball over the schoolhouse with a team on each side. If one side caught the ball, they came around trying to tag someone to capture them for their side, and we would run fast to get over to the other side without getting caught!

Elizabeth Hardy
Jacksonville, Illinois


Back in 1955 a call went out from the editors of the then Capper’s Weekly asking for readers to send in articles on true pioneers. Hundreds of letters came pouring in from early settlers and their children, many now in their 80s and 90s, and from grandchildren of settlers, all with tales to tell. So many articles were received that a decision was made to create a book, and in 1956, the first My Folks title – My Folks Came in a Covered Wagon – hit the shelves. Nine other books have since been published in the My Folks series, all filled to the brim with true tales from Capper’s readers, and we are proud to make those stories available to our growing online community.