Then There was This One

Standing outside, rain or shine, hot or cold, fire drills were a pain. They interrupted the flow of the lesson, the morning, the afternoon, the day. I especially hated that obnoxious buzz alerting all to evacuate when testing was underway.

But, there was this game we played while getting soaked, or freezing, or scrumming together to shoot the breeze. I called it the ABC Game, and here is how it played out. Someone would pick a category, say World War Two, or Harry Potter and we would take turns filling in the next word.  A is for Azkaban, for example. And it was not only fun, but kept the kids together and occupied till the all-clear bell back to class.

So for your reading enjoyment, and to hopefully sell some books, I shall play the ABC’s of River of January.  Ahem, here goes.

A-Aviation

B-Buenos Aires

C-Chum

D-Don Dean Club

E-Mr. Evans

F-France

G-Grant Garrett

H-Helen or Hollywood

I-Ile de France

J-Jans & Whalen

K-Mr. Koserin

L-Lartique Agency

M-Mistinguett

N-“Night Flight”

O-Ovation

P-Pan American or Palladium

Q-Queen Mary

R-Rio de Janeiro

S-Surratt

T-Thompson

U-ungent pots

V-“Voila Paris”

W-Harold Whalen

X-who knows, xylophone

Y-yawl?

Z-zeitgeist?

Order River of January today.

 

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