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Fun And Games In The Library

I can’t remember who came up with the game — one of my four brothers or my extremely clever mother. On Saturday mornings, we had to clean our rooms before we could go out to play or stay inside to play board games like Risk and Monopoly. So we turned “cleaning our rooms” into a game.  Since we doubled up in the bedrooms (except my oldest brother, Tom, who always had his own room, not that I’m still upset about that), we’d take turns being the caller and the cleaner. The caller would randomly shout “fast” and “slow.” If you were the cleaner, you either picked up socks and underwear at hyper speed or made the bunk beds in super slow motion.  Since games are all about rules and fair play, we made certain each brother spent equal time in both roles.  “Fast/slow” was like an indoor “red light/green light”…