Four Square Court, Lincoln Playground, 2007 © kjm
I've been working like an e-dog for the past days - editing old assignments, searching for files and scanning film for possible inclusion on the new website (to be unveiled any day now!). This is an Early Places picture I scanned today showing the painted line of a Four Square court on my elementary school playground.
I remember that when you advanced to the A square in the game, you were able to call your own set of rules. I'm sure nowdays kids yell something slick, like, "Texas Hold 'Em!," but in my day, the default set of rules (unless you were a young dictator) were "Jenny Noble's Rules." Jenny Noble wasn't a student at our school - but likely some Four Square prodigy from days gone by - and for all we knew, she was married with kids by then. But whether she knew it or not, she still called the shots on a small corner of the playground.