I grew up in Sheepshead Bay in the 50′ & 60’s .We played ringoleevio. One guy was it, each guy he caught was now on his side and would help him catch the others until everyone was caught. In the 5th Grade in St Marks and one day the guys in my class decided to meet at Bedford Park after school for a “big game” I was the last one caught, the Buchite twins had me cornered by the baby swings one or all of us started swinging the swings I don’t know why, as they came around from opposite sides, I turned and started to run between the swings and B A M right in the face. I could tell by the look on everyones face it wasn’t pretty……no blood but a big chipped front tooth.
Original author: Gerard Gallagher [e-mail]