Kissin’ Games

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Friday Fiction: When Sparks Fly

Kissin Games cover

Kissin’ Games and Smootch Dances
La Farge
1951

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.

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Let's Go Down to Patico song

9 comments

  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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