When I was a kid, boys played with marbles. Girls played with jacks. I felt we girls got gypped. Marbles were so pretty. Thankfully, I had a male cousin who was cool enough to teach me how to play.
My sister used to love to heat marbles in a pan. It cracked the glass. Looked rather pretty, but it always made me sad.
Then it became popular to use marbles in clear vases to have flowers to stand straight. Awesome. Oh, yes. I have quite a few.
Now I have three grandsons and the middle boy LOVES marbles. Maybe next time he comes over, I’ll teach him how to play. I think he’ll like it.