There are two things I remember specifically doing everyday during the summer when I was a adolescent. One was riding bikes with the other kids on the block. The other was playing games together on someone's front porch. The days were hot, but the floors of our cement porches were nice and cool. We played Jacks, Parcheesi, Life, and Monopoly. My favorite was Jacks. I recently bought a old fashioned set of metal jacks at Cracker Barrel. If only I could sit Indian style on the floor as easily as I did on those hot summer days. I bet I could still tear the game up.