We played out in the neighbourhoods.  We played tag, hide-and-seek, we played these games.  The scarf, which we held. Who would catch it and be first.  One would hold it and there were ten children on this side, ten on that side, and the two first ones would win.  And we would tell stories to each other, from our imagination.  We girls played the ‘koumbares’.  This was great!  We would take a stone… We didn’t really have any dolls.  And we would take a cloth, fold it, take a piece of wood, which was the hands, and wrap it and made a doll.  I have filled my house with dolls now. I was deprived of them.  And we played the ‘koumbares’ (=maids of honour in a wedding).  We took a stone, and we would say “Koumbara, ring the bell and we’ll go to church”. “I am coming ‘koumbara’” (She laughs).  I won’t forget that.  We enjoyed it.  We dressed it in these old clothes. And a piece of wood, we put it in a hole on the side walk, we lit the candle and kissed the stones.  It was a way to pass our time. But this game was a lot of fun.  We would go to the pine trees and take the pine needles, make rooms and stairs. And we would walk in high heels, we would walk on tiptoe pretending we wore heels.  We pretended to go up the stairs to go home.  And we also made a pretend store with the pine needles, and put yellow seeds from the pine trees.  We pretended we sold rice.  And the pine needles were the spaghetti.