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When my sister and I were young, we had a wall in common, between our bedrooms. When we got in trouble and were sent to our rooms, we'd talk into the heater vents to each other. We'd rake a pen across the grate to make the "phone" "ring" and then we'd take the grate off and chat.

Later on, when we were a bit more technologically advanced, we had walkie-talkies which we hung on our bedposts at night. (If you took the wall away, we'd have been sleeping with our heads together.) If one of us wanted to chat, we'd quietly knock "shave-and-a-haircut" and wait for the other to knock "two-bits" if she was awake. Then the "caller" would knock three times slowly, and that was a signal to turn on the walkie-talkies.

We also used to have to read for half an hour or an hour (I forget which) before bed. We even had a game for that - I was a girl, and Haley was a crab, and we were on a boat (my bed) in the middle of the ocean (my blue rug). We'd read for a bit, and then the girl would start to fall off the boat and the crab had to grab her and pull her back on. We even had a theme song for it: "Reading Boat! Reading Boat! The wonderful thing about Reading Boat! Reading Boat! Reading Boat! The wonderful thing about this!" (Repeated many many MANY times.)

We played fun games, eh? I ought to write about some of the other games we played.

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windandsky
Sep. 29th, 2003 10:21 am (UTC)
My sisters are 8 and 10 years younger than me so I didn't get the playmate that I always wanted. They are virtually inseperable though.
rivulet
Sep. 29th, 2003 10:33 am (UTC)
Part of me (well, most of me) is glad my sister and I were close enough in age that we could play together. But she could also beat me up, so I wished she was a lot younger. :)
thothway
Sep. 30th, 2003 03:07 pm (UTC)
I forgot about the walkie-talkie thing :)

I may have beat you up physically, but you beat ME up mentally!
rivulet
Sep. 30th, 2003 04:12 pm (UTC)
I don't hold anything against you! Now, anyway. :P

Remember when Donna used to come over and we'd play in the backyard and I would spell things to Donna because you couldn't spell yet and I could tell Donna secrets in front of you without you knowing? :D
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