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tennis shoes over the telephone line


Wonder which neighborhood kid is missing a pair of tennis shoes. Traditions.

4 responses

  1. elmediat

    Great shot. 😀 They made the same claim in Toronto about gang related territory. It probably started as a urban myth and then young kids who didn’t know any better tried using it “for real”. 😀

    March 21, 2013 at 4:07 am

    • Kind of like the cars driving with headlights off at night–is it a gang thing or not?

      March 21, 2013 at 9:04 pm

  2. I have always wondered what that’s about. Only place I’ve ever seen that is in NYC, where I assumed it was a gang-territory sign.

    March 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    • Diana, we did this when I was growing up! In the suburbs! Somebody would grab someone else’s tennis shoes, tie the laces together and toss them over the telephone line, just as a gag, but no gang.

      March 20, 2013 at 9:17 pm

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