Article: I Remember Marbles: Back to my childhood

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By Sharon Brown on September 12, 2010

I was quite competitive when I was growing up, still am, actually. I didn't really enjoy games that I knew I could never win. Most of the kids were bigger than I was, so I stuck with games where size didn't matter. I loved to play marbles, and sometimes I could even beat the big kids.

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Sep 16, 2010 10:36 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
So much of this article registers with me even though I grew up in the UK, marbles, you were a nobody unless you had a bag full! Cigarette and tea cards and a pouch of five stones I would not even dare go to school without those, worse than turning up naked! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
Sep 16, 2010 10:41 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Oh my, Jon, I didn't know there was anything worse than turning up at school naked!!

How funny. Glad you have those memories too, even so far away.
Sep 17, 2010 1:53 AM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Distance makes no difference to ones childhood memories or to who you are, a product of your upbringing and early experiences.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.

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