Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Letter "J" Jacks and Ball

Do you remember the little ball and jack sets you could purchase at the five and dime store? I remember my grandmother giving me my first set of jacks of my very own. They were in a little blue plastic bag with an airline name plastered on the front of it. I still have that little bag, the ball and jacks long gone. Later a friend of the family gave me a brown leather pouch with big plastic neon jacks inside with a ball. I still have that pouch and a couple of the jacks.
We sure had fun playing with those jacks at home, each one taking their turn. I guess this stuff would be considered an antique today.


  1. Ha! I was wondering what J would be. I remember playing jacks well. In second grade my first boyfriend and I would sit on the floor in the bus and play jacks on the way to school, Can you imagine the bus driver letting you do that these days?


  2. Looks like you are the only one enjoying these blogs lately.

  3. I loved playing with those when I was about 8! Good times. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge, and I look forward to visiting again!



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