Eureka! I found it! By a stroke of good luck I chanced upon a group of kids hunched over the sidewalk playing marbles!
I played with marbles during my elementary school days, and so did most of my schoolmates. Stomping the glass marble on the soft ground, five holes are made and the object of the game is to sink a marble into one of those holes.
Here, the player tries to hit the target marble. It is not easy as the marbles are now only half the size of what they used to be. If the player hits the target, he wins all the marbles that are in play. The same is true if he holes a marble at the start of his turn.
We used to go to school with a pocketful of marbles to play during recess and after class dismissal. On a good day it becomes 2 pocketful of marbles. Bad days are when we had to skip our snacks and use the money to buy marbles instead. The worst is when our teachers find out we’ve been playing marbles and confiscates the whole lot. I wonder why teachers would want to confiscate our marbles – I haven’t seen them play at the school yard. Not even once!
So once again I visited Gwynneth. She just turned 4 last October 19. I came by to drop off her birthday gifts sent from across the globe, from a wonderful person whom I met through this blog, and who was featured in October 2011. Ms Leila, thank you for making this little girl very happy. You are a blessing to the people around you.