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|Sharran, I enjoyed your article. Marbles were my brother's passion. He would share the common ones with me and try to teach me to play. He was 3 years older than me, so I was not old enough to learn. By the time I was, he was no longer interested in playing marbles. I kept the ones that he gave me until one day he asked if I would give them back so he could trade them with some kids for something else he wanted. Reluctantly I agreed.
He traded them for a small chess set. Of course I was still too young to master that, but eventually caught on and he spent the next 35 years putting me in check in 4 moves or less. I could beat a lot of other people, just not him. He played with people around the world via short wave radio.
Thanks for bringing back this great memory. I had forgotten that was how his chess career began. I loved Jacks the way you loved Marbles.
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