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Jacks - my mom played "jacks" and taught me how to play... in the Fifties. That and Tiddly Winks.
Jacks were my favorite recess game as a child, only we usually played with a golf ball! How in the world did we fit all ten jacks and a big golf ball into our tiny hands? Babies, eggs in the basket, strike the match, pigs in the pen, halfsies, pigs over the fence, around the world, halfway around the world, ups, downs, crack the egg: we mastered them all. Sigh.
Jacks! At school,in the winter, we girls were allowed to stay in out of the cold and play jacks,Barbies,etc. in the hallways. Yes ,we could actually bring toys to school,and nobody stole them.
We played jacks for hours- how could we hold 10 jacks and catch the ball?