Saturday, July 26, 2014

North Dakota...6...Scout's 'Birthday'...2014...

...in addition to waiting to celebrate the 4th...our friends also waited to celebrate Scout's birthday with him...
...it's just so much nicer to do these things in person...
...the green paper wrapping has been back and forth many many times now...with new drawings added each and every year...a bit of time has to be spent to find the new drawings...much like my sister and I swapping the same card each year...(there's a brief story about 'the card' at the bottom of this post)...
...Scout unwrapped his present to find a modern day version of the old Atari console...he had been asking about the one that the Man had when we were in high school...we certainly spent many hours playing Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Night Driver...it used little cartridges but had a console that looked a lot like this new one...in fact...it's quite likely that it's still in the basement of the Man's childhood home...we should ask...
...so they got that all set up and had some retro gaming fun...
...and then back outside with some of the leftover fireworks...
...Scout with Lola...
...and then a fun game of Annie Oakley...
Definition from Yahoo...

Annie Oakley. This is a last man standing game. Everyone starts off in a big straight line. If the thrower is in a bunker line up behind the bunker, if he is throwing by hand or with a pull thrower, put the thrower in the middle of the line. The First man in line is the first to shoot. The thrower throws one clay pigeon and the first man has one shot to hit it if he misses then the next in line has the chance to hit it and get the person who missed out. This continues down the line until everyone is out. If the first person hits the pigeon then it is the next person in lines turn and so on. If the person shooting misses and the next person misses and the third hits the target then both people who missed are out. If the first misses and the second hits it then the first is out and it is the persons turn who hit it to call for the pigeon. If no one hits the pigeon then all are safe and no one is out then it is the next persons turn. If the first shots and misses and then the second shoots and hits the target and the third shots after the target is hit then the first and third shooters are out. Remember even though someone might miss and the next person shoots and hits the target it will still be his turn to call for the pigeon the next turn. Even if everyone in line shoots and misses it is still the next persons turn in line. Everyone will have a chance to be the first shooter.
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...and a quick video of one round of the game...(Scout won this round)...

~Have a lovely day!

1 comment:

  1. I remember those games, what a great gift. Happy birthday to Scout.

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