clearie

childhood memory: playing marbles on the playground. they all had different names, boulders (big), cat-eyes (with colored plastic inside), agates (non-transparent), bumble-bees (yellow and black), root beers (brown glass), and my favorite: clearies (plain clear glass). i played keepsies (everything had "-ies" added to the end of the word, despite the fact that we were dead serious), and was quite a hustler, until one day when the school outlawed marbles altogether, on grounds that it was "gambling"

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Taken on August 15, 2010