Monday, April 11, 2011

Bored? Why Not Play "White Purse?"

     Back in the day, when Mr.4444 and I were first married and lived in the middle of a cornfield in central Illinois, we sometimes got pretty bored. So, when we heard about the "White Purse" game (sorry, can't remember who to give the credit to), we went for it. It provided many, many laughs.  Even though we eventually grew up and even had children, we have held onto some measure of our immaturity (for our kids' sakes, of course).  Living up the glory days, Mr.4444 has often told our kids about White Purse, and it's pretty much been met with, "Uh-huh. Okay, Dad. That's nice."  Last night, however, Kendall was just bored enough that she succumbed to pressure from her dad and finally went along with him.  I went, too, strictly for video purposes, of course.  I knew it would provide some blog entertainment.

    First, I have to point out that while it looks in the video as though I am missing a tooth, it's just the lighting--I swear.

      Sorry I've only showed you one example.  We had two, but the second video is harder to see, and our unsuspecting neighbor hurled a blog-inappropriate name* at us, so I couldn't post it anyway, haha. He thought it was pretty funny, actually.  Most people do, and we've never had anyone take our purse and drive away, but there's always the chance, so don't use your favorite one, of course.

     Kendall had so much fun playing White Purse that she tried to get us out there again tonight.  (Too bad the weather's not cooperating.)  She plans to do it with her friends next weekend, during her birthday sleepover.

So, there's your something-to-look-forward-to-doing post for the day.  I would love to see your video, should you decide to do this.


*I know you're curious; let's just say that it rhymed with "clocksucker."


  1. You're never too old to be immature. I still haven't grown up.

  2. I would do this - but my neighbor is armed.

  3. Lived in IL and moved back to WI? Why would anyone do that?
    I never did this with a fishing pole and purse but as kids we did a similar thing with a stuffed dummy in the street and hid in the bushes to watch cars stop.

  4. I love it .....laughed so hard at this game! Good clean fun!

  5. I love the sound of people laughing and this is well calculated for lots of that! What a trip!

  6. Hahahahah ` love it! I grew up in the Midwest and have never heard of this before!! Happy Monday to all!

  7. Brought to you by the Midwesterners who invented corn hole? Hilarious!

  8. I wouldn't have noticed the "missing" tooth - thanks for mentioning it! LOL

    Loved the video and the game, too! Sure am glad Kendall was bored and took the video for all of us :)


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