I Learn Something New Every Day

Today, I learned about half rubber. 300_588868

One of the blogs I visit on a regular basis is Charleston Daily Photo. Charleston is about 120 miles to the ESE of where I live in Aiken, SC and I wish I visited there more often…it is a beautiful, coastal city.

The top post was You Know You Are From Charleston, SC If…
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As I was reading through the list, there was one line that stood out and left me clueless….what is a “half rubber”. Turning to my trusty assistant, Mr. Bing, I was able to find the very intriguing answer here, The Game that originated in Charleston, SC

I must admit that I have never heard of the game…never.

Very interesting, but still no mention of the “flag” part…so I ask Mr. Bing the question a different way. I still did not learn about the flags, but that Savannah, GA also lays claim to this game.

I know that I have regular readers in both cities and hope that someone will step up and explain the “flag” part of the sentence….and who really started the game?

Who wants to help?

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to I Learn Something New Every Day

  1. Joan says:

    I think you figured it out! The half balls flying little flags are tossed by the horse and buggy drivers onto the street to mark where the horses urinate. The cleaners come by and hose them down. Don’t pick them up!

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  2. Morguie says:

    OMG seriously? The roaches? I suppose they are like that in Daytona Beach too?
    This post went over my head because I hate baseball, and halfrubber resembles that too much.
    What I will stupidly go ahead and inquire: Is horse urine SUCH a huge problem? Never saw anyone out here in Calif hosing streets down after a parade…just scooping up the horse apples 😉

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  3. In downtown, historic Charleston, horse-drawn carriage tours are very popular and a required activity if you are visiting the City. There are few places you can stand and not look around you and see at least one horse carriage and with the narrow streets and huge walking population, yes, it becomes an issue…health and asthetics….think of 95 degrees, 90% humidity and the smell of horse urine…the chamber of commerce frowns on that kind of thing.

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