Re: Childhood Pranks
My best friend had an apple orchard. We found that if you put a rotten smooshy apple on the end of a long stick, you could fling that sucker 300 ft. or more. So we'd bombard cars on the local roads. It was quite the calculation to time the speed of the car and fling the apple in a high parabola and have the apple and car intersect.
Throwing snowballs at cars was always great fun. Throwing snowballs and insults at angry drivers that decided to chase us was even more fun.
We'd also go find flagpoles with gold balls on the top, shimmy up the pole, and steal the gold balls. Why? I don't know. One kid slid down the pole too quickly and got hung on the rope lanyard by a very tender part of his anatomy. We had to lift him off. None of us stuck around to see how he explained why he had to go to the ER. His folks didn't let him hang with us after that.
And anyone that owned a VW Bug or other small car was fair game for us to pick up the car and move it to very odd places. Like patios, between other cars, houses, etc.
The trouble got to be that, even though we never got caught, everyone pretty well knew who the kids in the neighborhood were that were capable for such things. So we got blamed for a lot of stuff we didn't do.
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