Summer nights in the neighborhood in the 50s led to unusual games and mischief. Throwing water soaked towels at passing cars and running like crazy, leaving a burning bag of fresh dog poo on a door step and ringing the doorbell of an unliked neighbor, and spraying water at passing cars could get you in trouble and in the case of teenagers in the car, hurt. A game of scrub in a small, but well lighted backyard could be interesting and dodgeball in the same yard could hurt. But, our gang came up with a great game and the perfect place to play it. The neighbor across the street on the corner(their 2 daughters were part of our gang) was the perfect place. It had a long front porch and being on the corner, a street light. We called the game, "Chase". It was a combination of hide and seek and tag and was played with teams,,usually boys against girls. The object of the game was to get all the members of the other team on the porch at the same time. One team, "It", would have to find members of the other team who had hidden somewhere in 3 yards, and tag them. The tagged member had to get on the porch and stay there. But, there was a way the tagged member could get off the porch. If another member of his team could tag him on the porch, he was "released" and back in the game. When all the members were on the porch, the it team would hide. It could go on and on and there never was a winner unless you counted the times one team got the other team on the porch. The game usually stopped when the parents called in to go to bed.