Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Duck, Duck, Goose


Duck, Duck, Goose

I don’t know this game. I read the description but it still doesn’t ring any bells. I remember playing a few games of “Chasey” and “Red Rover All Over” as a child but can’t recall anything that involved sitting or standing in a ring. I was never much of a joiner though and didn’t play very often except with my cousins and a couple of neighbours. There may be an Aussie or British variation of it for all I know though. I do however like taking pictures of ducks and geese. Here are some from my archives.

ducks and goose
Duck, Duck, Goose
Why did the duck cross the road?
Why did the duck cross the road?
Two white ducks
Two white ducks
Duck walk
Duck walk
ducks swimming
Three Ducks a Swimming
Best to let sleeping ducks lie.
Best to let sleeping ducks lie.
A wild domestic goose.
A wild domestic goose.

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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  1. I remember, red rover, red rover won’t you come over. I was born in 1945, by 1950 there were at least 40 children in just one block of houses in San Francisco, out in the area where inexpensive homes had been built after the war. Men returning from war could get low cost financing. I was not a joiner type either, but I recall these mass children’s games where we lined up in two groups on either side of the street, and someone yelled, red rover, red rover and then you tried to cross to the other side without getting tagged. In those days, there was very little traffic and no one worried about a child being hit by a car. No adults supervised this. Duck, duck goose is more of a young children’s game that I used to play with my students when I was a teacher. They loved it. It would be fun to compare children’s games internationally. How did your red rover game work?

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    • As far as I can remember our Red Rover was more or less the same as yours. It was a schoolyard game. I am thinking that it might have been one child on one side calling the rest on the other but I may be confusing it with another game as there was another where you had to try to sneak across when the caller had his/her back to you as well. This would be in the mid sixties so streets were still quiet enough for kids to play out there.

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