Subject: Hop Scotch in the Garden
Not the Scotch, Bourbon or Whiskey drinking variety but, a simple children’s game, probably older than most baby boomers you now know. The goal of the game is for each kid to hop onto a numbered square on the ground, to retrieve a marker they threw onto one of these squares. Yesterday Patti’s friend drops off nine one foot by one foot square cement blocks and one round one. I had no idea how to play the game or what to do with them until I looked it up. And now Patti tells me I did not install them correctly.
“It’s for our baby grandchildren to play on”, I say. They won’t notice. Maybe I should just stick to whiskey. Did you know? The main difference between a “scotch” and a whiskey is simply the geographic area, the spelling and the ingredients that go in it. Scotch is whiskey made in Scotland and bourbon is whiskey made in the USA. Scotch is made mostly from malted barley, while bourbon is distilled from corn. Try asking for whiskey in England. You will end up with Scotch. Now try asking for whiskey in Ireland. Can you say Irish Whiskey.
What? And you thought you were going to learn how to play a kids game?