Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is red and yellow. It brings up a jump rope rhyme from when I was a kid and lived in Johnson City, New York. I am sure there are dozens of versions of this. Do you know one?
Cindareller, dressed in yeller
went downtown to see her feller
on her way her girdle broke
how many people did it choke?
And then we would count until the jumper tripped or lost her place. I don’t think we knew what a girdle was, either, except that it was not a respectable word to shout out.
The picture has nothing to do with the jump rope rhyme. I took this at the Farmer’s Market in 2014. The baby is much older now, but Gypsy Coffeehouse still serves delicious coffee. Such colors!
Thank for making me nostalgic about jump ropes. 🙂
Didn’t we have the best jump rope rhymes ever?!
oh, yes. Though my mother taught me hers too.