Thursday, May 6, 2010

Those Places Thursday ~ What Did We Do?

I ran across this photo when I was wondering what I would post for this weeks "Those Places Thursday."  This picture is in the first photo album I ever put together. Yes, I was a part of this mischievous mess! A girlfriend of mine had a slumber party directly across the street from this house for her birthday. I don't remember how many of us there were at this party. And, when was it you ask? Well, relating this picture with a few other photos involving the same people, I am thinking we were probably in middle school when this took place.

It is kind of funny as I really don't remember doing this, but I do remember we had to go the next day and clean it up! That was the deal my friend's parents made with us if we wanted to go TP'ing. We must have been been in early middle school years, most of the time when you went TP'ing, you went in the middle of the night and no one knew you left! That was half the fun, sneaking out!

This is the only picture I have of my TP'ing escapades, and it sure brings back memories! How about you, did you ever go TP'ing? Do you have a story to share?

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6 comments:

  1. Never went tp'ing...but my kids sure did and so did their friends as our house got tp'd several times. Fun memories. Thanks Cheryl

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  2. I did this just one time...it was Senior Homecoming and it was tradition the night before the game for the cheerleaders (not me) and any extra recruits (me) to tp the player's houses. We managed to do at least 4 houses, including the county prosecutor's, before I had to be home at 12 or 12:30 a.m. while some of my friends continued on. My mom woke up the next morning and attempted to go out to get the paper but our front porch was covered. Apparently my friends had some leftovers after they had done all the guys' houses so my duplex was the target.

    My mother was laughing so hard that she hauled me out of bed and insisted on taking my picture next to the whole mess. I had to clean it up and within two hours it started to rain....

    The county prosecutor had wet toilet paper hanging from his large blue spruce for several weeks.

    Thanks for the laugh down memory lane. I hadn't thought about this in years.

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  3. I had never heard of tp-ing and was so shocked when I woke up one fall morning to find our house and trees covered that I just started to cry. You see we were still fairly new in town and there were some hard feelings toward us because we had bought the house (LOOONG story). Anyway it was several years later that I learned it was a local tradition to tp the homes of teachers homecoming weekend and that the kids hadn't gotten the memo that the teacher didn't live there any more.

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  4. Hi Mary,
    Did you have to clean up when your house was tp'd? Glad they are fun memories.

    Hi Tracy,
    Great story, thank you for sharing!I love it and am glad it brought you down memory lane!

    Hi Apple,
    Oh, I am so sorry! That must have been such an awful experience for you! I can't imagine what that must have felt like. Thank you for sharing such a personal memory.

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  5. I can think of a couple of times I went TPing as a teenager but the best one was as an ADULT. While at a party, some friends of ours asked a bunch of us to TP THEIR house because their daughter, who was about 8 would love it! We did and during the process the neighbor came out and questioned what we were doing. She had a hard time believing our story. Turns out she was a policeman's wife.

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  6. Hi Michelle,
    Thank you for sharing this, it is great! I am not sure if I have ever heard of adult Tp'ing! I love it!

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