Cowboys and Indians

ShipOfFools_web_10042015But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was,

and when he saw him, he had compassion.
He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.

Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn

and took care of him. (Luke 10:33-34 ESV)

Cowboys and Indians

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

The best games in grade school were played outdoors. Baseball was great, but it took a lot of pounding on doors to get enough friends to play. And the girls often did not want to play … the girls preferred playing Red Rover or tag.

With Red Rover, you picked teams which stood about 30 feet apart. On your turn, you chanted: Red Rover, Red Rover, please send Stephen over! Then, the chanting team locked hands and Stephen ran over trying to crash through. If Stephen crashed through, he returned to his team. If not, he joined the other team. The game ended when one team acquired all the players [1].

Another fun game was Cowboys and Indians. All that you needed were a few cap guns and maybe some bows and arrows. Then we just chased each other around.
No body really won or lost—it was all about the chasing [2].

Some of my favorite books and television shows were about Cowboys and Indians. I must have read every Lone Ranger book that I could find and never missed a show. The Lone Ranger’s best friend was Tonto, an Indian who saved his life after he was shot by outlaws and left for dead.

I always wished that I had a friend like that.

 

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Rover.

[2] http://www.ehow.com/how_4966958_play-cowboys-indians.html.

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