Secret clubs: most kids want to be part of one, and I was no exception. I’d like to say I had a “What Would Jesus Do” club, or maybe a Pioneers Club or even an Arts & Crafts Club, but what my friend Trina and I came up with was … The Spooky Spy Club.
Meetings were held in our cool backyard playhouse, built by my dad. We hung a large plastic spider from the ceiling and made up a Spooky Spy Club pledge, which we would recite seriously with hands over our hearts, while looking at the spider.
Beyond that, I can’t recall much that we actually did. If our club ever lived up to its moniker by actually involving spy activity, it has slipped my mind. The one thing I do vividly remember was discussing a plan for tricking a girl who frequently wanted to tag along to our meetings, much to our dismay. We planned to coat a small bar of soap with chocolate, and then trick her into eating it! Did we ever do this? No, but I remember plotting with Trina.
How about you — any clubs that you made up with your friends?