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Dennis Matthews' Memories

Summer Fun

Children would create their own entertainment during the1930's and had quite a bit of fun during the summer playing games like run-sheep-run,kick the can, and others. There wasn't a pool in the area so the only wayto go swimming was to sneak into someone's dugout or go down to Two Riverson Highway 75 and swim just east of the highway near the bridge. It seemedto be a badge of courage or something to be the first one to go swimmingin the spring. I remember one time Charlie Matthew and I rode our bikesup to some creek north of Humboldt and there was still some ice on it -but fun!