Alice's Attic: Fun without technology best of all
September 24. 2013 2:59PM
My daughter Kim and her friend Kim Smith decided to make our garage attic into a little club house. They worked hard cleaning and furnishing it. They lugged an old carpet from Kim Smith's place up the State Avenue hill, and somehow were able to pull it up into their new found hide-away. I'm not sure where they got the rest of the stuff, but, they turned it into a cozy little nook!
They couldn't really "hide" because it wasn't too long until Doug's friends, and later, Scott and Kevin took their turns staying in the attic.
Over the summer months, they would have "over nighters,” and that is when I became a guard of the attic.
Thinking they didn't know, I sat by our north upstairs window watching until I saw the light go out, and when I was satisfied that they would be sleeping soon, I could finally go to bed!
What was I thinking? That is when their fun for the night would begin! I am not sure what all went on, but, I do know that one of their thrills was sneaking down town to Oscar Emly's bakery at 4 in the morning to buy some of the most delicious rolls in the world! It was years later when Oscar talked to me about that - I wondered what else he might know.
We discovered a wire running to Kuper's house that connected two old battery operated magneto phones that Doug and Steve had ingeniously rigged up for a talk circuit! They were very clever.
After they had all graduated, and years later, one by one, they confessed (we think) about all their shenanigans.
Kids, enjoy your young days, put down your hand-held I-pads or whatever they are. Instead, pitch a tent or make a play house in your garage attic. But, you won't be able to sneak over to Oscar's for a yummy roll!