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While spring cleaning last month I came across a box of keepsakes in the back of my closet I had forgotten about. Inside I found these jacks. My granny, who was born in 1917 held onto them her entire life! Since my parents divorced when I was only 3 we had lived with my gran. When I was about 7 years old Gran taught me how to play jacks. I was amazed at her skill!! She would often tell me stories of her childhood growing up in Baltimore City and how they would pass the time playing jacks on the marble steps (which Baltimore is infamous for) in front of their family home. As I grew and continued to practice playing jacks, I too became quite the competitor! I can recall challenging Gran to a game of jacks well into my young adult life. One day, not too long before gran becoming diagnosed with Alzheimer's desease, Gran took me to her bedroom and got out her old jacks. She told me that since I was the only grandchild who had learned to play jacks she was giving them to me to keep as a family heirloom. I was both thrilled and honored! After finding them last month I was flooded with memories of Gran and the good times we shared playing jacks on the kitchen floor and decided they needed to be on display. I found this shadow box at a thrift store, painted it and hot glued the jacks and ball inside. It is now proudle displayed in my family room along with some old family photos of Gran.
In Response to Week 4 “Spring Cleaning” Savings Challenge: ENTER HERE by JeffYeager