|1968 VW Beetle (Bug) courtesy "myoldpostcards" on Flickr|
I never played the Slug Bug version growing up. We played Beetle on long road trips from Bakersfield to San Ardo. Bugs = 5 points. Red bugs = 10. Beetle Vans = 15 points. Red beetle vans = 20 points. Today, I play a similar game in the garden. While working in the Pumpkin Patch, I pick, smash and squish Squash Bugs. Those beastly pests are carrying on and reproducing like mad in the pumpkin patch. Insects and eggs can be counted in the score. I look forward to the cool fall morning when there will be no points scored. So far, I'm holding my own with these fornicating beasts.
|Courtesy North Carolina State University|
|Jarrahdale Pumpkin blooms|