Childhood Memories of Old Taizhou - Catching Bugs

time:2022-12-02 22:58:54 source:chloeaktas.com author:Housewife
Childhood Memories of Old Taizhou - Catching Bugs

I remember being very close to nature when I was a child, and I liked to catch all kinds of bugs. There are many kinds of bugs. I remember that the bugs in the woods are the long beetle, which is a long ladybug with two long tentacles on its head. It looks really mighty, and it is fun to catch it and put it in a box. There is also a round ladybug, there are two kinds of golden and silver, we call it golden horse brother, silver horse brother, after catching it, tie it with a long cotton thread, hold the cotton thread by hand, let it fly . In addition, what are the brides and other little ladybugs. There is a lot of grass in the east of the Taizhou Federation of Trade Unions. There are many green grasshoppers in the grass. I often go to this grass to catch grasshoppers. When the person enters the grass, the grasshopper jumps up and down. The person follows the grasshopper and chases after him. He crouches on the grass and catches these little creatures one by one. They put them in a glass bottle and take them home happily to the other children. show off. I can play for half a day in this wasteland. At night, the street lights on the road are turned on. For some unknown reason, there will always be a lot of big crickets, big land dogs and other unknown bugs flying around the street lights under the lights. Many children play with these bugs under the street lights. Especially those big land dogs, chubby, really fun. Many people caught it and packed it in a bottle, one bottle could be packed one by one, and brought home to feed the chickens. Street lights are everywhere now, but the flying bugs are gone. We were catching bugs purely for fun. Sometimes we see big fat worms wriggling in the vegetable fields. We seem to be called Douer here. Although it looks a bit infiltrating, we still catch it and put it in a box to play. In addition, we often go to the river to glue dragonflies with viscose. There are various kinds of dragonflies by the river, and most of them are yellow tiger-skin dragonflies. As for those bugs that cost money to buy, such as grasshoppers, they are placed in small bamboo cages that are made up. Although the sound is good, they are not easy to catch or cost money, so they play less. At that time, all kinds of flowers and butterflies would fly in the yard from time to time. Whenever there are flowers and butterflies flying at home, adults are always used to playing with banana fans. Some girls like to clip butterflies in books, and they can clip a lot of flowers and butterflies. I remember when it rained when I was a child, there would be toads in the yard. Geckos appear on the walls at night in summer, and slugs appear in the house when the weather is humid. Humans and nature are indeed living in harmony. I was naughty when I was a kid, as long as it was a game that boys liked, I liked it. Fighting crickets was fashionable at that time, and I often took bamboo tubes and small wire mesh tubes to catch them by the Dongcheng River or in other people’s piles of bricks. There are many types of crickets, such as kenaf head, green hemp head, big teeth, black wings, etc., and so on. During the earthquake-proof period, a dozen pots of crickets were placed in the corner of my house. Some crickets escaped and hid in the cracks of bricks in front of their house, and then chirped at night for a summer. Catching crickets can also be risky at times. Once, when we were catching crickets by the Dongcheng River, we heard that there are many crickets in the winter melon field, mainly hidden under the winter melon. Hearing this statement, our children were very happy, so we quietly sneaked into the winter melon field and flipped over the big winter melons. Sure enough, there were many crickets below and escaped. Just as we were elated, the peasants, armed with palladium and poles, rushed at us, shouting to catch them. We had seen this battle there, and we were so frightened that we immediately took the road and ran away, but we were still caught by the peasants at the brigade headquarters, and the peasants threatened to strip our clothes. We were terrified and cried. Fortunately, someone who knew us persuaded us. We made a move, saying that we would never dare again. The peasants frightened us and let us go. I still have lingering fears when I think about it now. In fact, the purpose of the peasants is to scare us, so as to save us hairy children from destroying the fields. The purpose of crickets is to fight crickets. Fighting crickets is very fun. Both sides put their own crickets in a pot, and use grass whiskers to tease the crickets' teeth. After the two crickets get close to each other, they fight desperately. I also made a lot of friends through cricket fighting at that time. At the beginning of the 20th century, there was an influential gambling case in East China in Taizhou. In the Huajiang Market on Jiangzhou Road, more than 100 people participated in the cricket fight. When more than 100 people were in their seats and were shouting and gambling, the Public Security Bureau had mobilized a large number of police to surround the Huajiang Market. The people participating in the gambling at the scene ran wild, fled in all directions, jumped from the wall to the wall, and jumped from the river to the river, but they were all arrested and brought to justice, and none of them were spared. These people involved in gambling, including those from government agencies, institutions, and state-owned enterprises, have all been dealt with, and the fate of some people has changed since then. Afterwards, some scavengers went to the site to pick up the cricket pots thrown at the scene. Some of the pots were very valuable, and it was said that some pots were worth 10,000 yuan. What a pity! The activity of fighting crickets was not properly guided by relevant departments at that time, otherwise it would have become a major characteristic culture in Taizhou.

(Responsible editor:Working women)

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