Rag Picker- Name called to someone who was not well dressed.
Red Light- An outdoor
game. The leader faced in the opposite direction of the players
and chanted, "1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10- Red light!"
During the count, the players tried to run past the leader
before the words, "Red light" were yelled. The player
who advanced to the leader's position first, became the next
Ring Around The Roses- A circle, singing game. This was one version played in the
Seventh Ward. "Ring around the rosies. Pocket full of
toesies. Upstairs, downstairs, one, two, three."
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul- Usually said in reference to paying bills. Sometimes said
when there was not enough food to go around the cook took
some of one person's portion to give to another.