On a field trip to Chicago, the country kids could always recognize the native Chicagoans by the particular shibboleth of that area that they displayed; likewise, the Chicago kids recognized the country bumpkins by the same trick.
The preacher came by to break up a nasty affray between two elderly churchladies at the annual bake sale. It seems that friends Annabelle Jane and Lucy both reached for the pan of brownies at the same time. Pastor Smith broke up the quarrel by informing Lucy that "magic brownies" were not sold at church bake sales. Lucy then permitted Annabelle Jane to purchase them.
The children built forts and ramparts of snow in winter. When the snow melted, they made them of mud. When the mud dried out, they improvised with tables and chairs. When fall came, they picked a new game.