Have you lost your marbles?

@craftwave (1338)
United States
May 25, 2007 11:20pm CST
As I was cleaning out my bookshelf in preperation to move I came acroos a tin full of marbles that my husband had won when he was a kid. On another bookshelf I ran across another tin that held a few marbles and a string and I rembemer teaching my daughters how to play marbles. I decided to keep them so I can teach my grandbabies how to play. I remember long afternoons at the neighbors house shooting marbles and even played this game at school on the playground. Does anyone remember playing marbles? I don't see to many kids that still do this.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Yes, I remember playing marbles too. I actually played jacks more though. Gosh that was so long ago.
@craftwave (1338)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Yeah I played jacks too. I liked marbles better for some reason. Did you play Tin Can Alley?
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I don't think so. I usually played with Mom or big brother. I was pretty young then so I'm not sure.
@momalisa65 (1979)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Haha, I just noticed this discussion was started one year ago! But, oh well, anyway, I have a small collection of marbles from when I was a child. They are such a treasure to me. I found them when my dad was digging under the house to make a basement. I would look through the piles of dirt in the yard and I found marbles! I remember being so excited when I would find one. I'm not sure if they ALL came from the yard, but I've had them since I was very little. I keep them in a little basket in my bedroom and I like to take them out and look at them sometimes. They are very old. I'm wondering if since they were under the house, if they were there before the house was built...which would have been like 100 years ago!
@craftwave (1338)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I'm glad you still responded even if it was a year ago when I started this discussion. If there was a crawl space under the house maybe a child crawled under an buried them. I have heard of that before.
• United States
10 Jun 07
I remember playing marbles everyday when I was a kid. I had my favorites that I refused to play for fear of losing them. My kids played marbles too. I don't see my grandkids playing them. I guess I will have to go buy a sack or two and engage them in a game when they come to visit us. Great discussion! Huggers to you.
@craftwave (1338)
• United States
20 Jun 07
it is such a good game and very portable too. I'm going to teach my grandkids as well. Marbles are also very cheap to buy.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
30 May 07
We still pitch marbles. I have the set that I used as a kid. We used to trade marbles with other kids to get the ones that we liked best. I have several peewees and many cats eye marbles as well. Our daughters played with our marbles when they were smaller also. People in our area still pitch marbles for fun.
@craftwave (1338)
• United States
30 May 07
That is nice to hear. It is great to know that people still enjoy the simple pleasures in life. I'm hoping to teach my oldest granson here soon. Maybe I can get my sister in-law in on the game.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
26 May 07
we did. You had your favorite ones. Those were the ones you tried really hard not to loose. We used to save them in a sock in a drawer or whatever we had to put them in. I dont have them now. Wish we had saved some of those things.
@craftwave (1338)
• United States
26 May 07
I remember playing a couple of different versions. Of course hitting it outside the the circle but we also played with a small hole dug out of the middle of the circle and if your marble landed in here it had to stay there. Who ever won that round got all the marbles in the hole. thsts why we played at the neighbors house so much. We had a spot that we kept the hole there and never filled it back in.
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