Originally Posted by miniman
I thought marbles were made from glass.
in the "olden days" marbles were made of different materials and you had to be very good to bet your best ones with the other kids on the block.......we made a circle in the dirt and rounded up our marbles (aka bets) in the center and then took our best shooters to knock them out.......any person's marble that was knocked out of the circle was yours.......think of it as "Early Life Experiences"...........it was fun, though, and I was competitive.......never was a champion ever but I wasn't bad either.......also competitive at jacks......any of you play that as a kid??? Was that ever a great activity for developing small motor skills and eye-hand coordination?...Any of you Moms or Dads looking for a summer past-time .....teach your children how to play jacks and shoot marbles.......you may have to go to the internet to learn how but it is great for their small motor skills and eye-hand coordination and as long as you don't make it too competitive they will enjoy it.....
Gee---how off-topic can you be???? SORRY!!! Just was bursting with it!!!