Friday, April 27, 2012

Hickey-bobin’ - 2012

I was in middle school in the early 70’s.   There was a long road around the old burned out plant nursery that led to the back of the school, where most parents dropped off their students.  The side roads in the suburbs of Boston often got snow-packed in the winter, and despite having a school at the end of it, this was not one of the first ones plowed.  Which made for some good hickey-bobin’.

We’d grab onto the back bumper of a passing car and let it pull us “skiing” on our shoes.  (Remember – bumpers on cars at the time were separate from the body, easy to grab onto.)

Well, the other day I saw the 2012 version of hickey-bobin’;

a guy in a wheel chair, a leash and another guy on a skateboard.

Hicky-bobin’ in the parking lot.  1972 or, 40 years later, in 2012.  Kids’ll find a way.


Lisa Shafer said...

Rather tamer in the wheelchair, though, isn't it?

Alexia said...

How many pairs of shoes got worn ou doing that, I wonder?

Great capture.

Max Sartin said...

I dunno, that wheel chair got going pretty fast, and the cars we hooked onto were going pretty slow on the snow packed roads with kids walking to school on either side. But we did have to crouch down below the back window so the driver wouldn't see us back there.