Kissin’ Games

Toss Me a Salad
Friday Fiction: When Sparks Fly

Kissin Games cover

Kissin’ Games and Smootch Dances
La Farge

Submitter: I really like how he says libraries are not a good place to find out about kissing. I also wonder what the luminous paint was made out of in 1951. I never knew the post office had so many rules!

Holly: This book has a weird title, but it’s actually kind of a cool old book, cataloged as “games, musical” and “dancing — folk dances.” Rod La Farge was a folk dance instructor and square dance caller. Apparently he had a genius IQ and a photographic memory. He passed away in 1978. I can see this being historically significant for folk dance collections, so it definitely belongs somewhere. I hope it’s being appropriately preserved, though, not just hanging out on the shelves gathering dust.

Other books by La Farge

Dusty Kisses

Let's Go Down to Patico song


  1. The tune “Let’s Go Down To Patico” is better known as the first strain of the Irish dance tune “The Girl I Left Behind Me.”

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