MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter/Shack, House) is the favorite life predicting game of chance of many little girls of my generation. I have no clue when it started or how it got so popular.
If you don’t remember, there are several categories; home, car, husband/boyfriend, kids, pets, etc.. Each category includes one perfect scenario, (mansion), two average/mediocre (house and apartment) and a worst case scenario (shelter/shack). Here are the directions on game play for those who forget. We chose a random number because we didn’t remember how to do the spiral.
Ironically, I’ve been seeing it everywhere all of a sudden. Earlier this month Apartment Therapy NY had a post and I’ve been reading Sloane Crosley’s I Was Told There’d Be Cake (I love it, highly recommend it!) where MASH makes a cameo appearance in “You On A Stick.” The nostalgic memories of my cousin and I sitting on our grandparent’s porch in the summer playing MASH have been sitting heavily on my mind.
So when Bethany, Elissa and I were driving to Boston for the IDSA NED conference last Friday and Elissa out of the blue suggests we play MASH. There was no turning back. We MUST play. Oh the fun we had! It was really the perfect beginning to a spectacular weekend. I know I walked away with a warm fuzzy feeling of fufilment, although it could have been because we were listening and singing to the Spice Girls for a good two hours.
The evidence is down below. I took the liberty to cross out any incriminating names.