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Flicking, fulking, knuckling down and bowling are four common shooting methods. Breedlove preferred knuckling down, when the knuckles of the shooters four fingers rest on the ground and the marbles is shot off the index finger by the thumb. While Breedlove hasn’t played Ringer often, he has brought his marbles out of retirement to teach his grandchildren about the once-popular game and how to shoot a marble. While the origins of marbles are unknown, clay and stone marbles have been found at Native American sites and in Egyptian tombs. Machine-made glass marble production came about in the late 19th-century and playing marble games was popular for much of the 20th century. The mission of the Marble Collectors Society of America, which was founded in 1975, “is to educate the public about marble collecting and promote the hobby of marble collecting.” If someone needs help identifying a marble, text a photo of it to 203-209-7076 and someone with should be able to help you out. When asked why Breedlove still has marbles from his youth, he said, “I kept them because of the beauty of them. Marbles are kind of neat because they are pretty. I also like unusual things. I’m an unusual guy.” Those interested in attending a regional marble festival are in luck. The inaugural Marble and Glass Festival is set for June 7-8, 2019 in Branson, Missouri. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Jackie F Weinaug, Agent 726 South Western Road Stillwater, OK 74074 Bus: 405-372-6433 May the joy of the season bring you love and peace. Merry Christmas to a wonderful community! Local • Experienced • Dedicated Home Health Care Skilled Nursing Care • Home Health Aides • Speech, Occupational, & Physical Therapy Hospice Care Medication/Equipment/Supplies • Chaplain/Bereavement Support Music Therapy • Pet Assisted Activities Private Duty Care Companionship • Light Housekeeping/Meal Preparation Assistance with Grocery Shopping/Errands Serving Stillwater & Surrounding Areas 405-293-9000 Like us on Facebook! Where the Customer Comes First... FOR OVER 100 YEARS!!! Prescription Transfers • Greeting Cards Computerized IRS and Insurance Records • Gifts Vitamins • Diabetic Supplies • Russell-Stover Candies After Hours Prescription Fills 742-2872 Here to help life go right. ® PREFERRED PROVIDER OVER 100 YEARS OF SERVICE 1708158 State Farm Bloomington, IL 825 S. WALNUT • 405-372-7900 • M-F 8-8 • Sat. 8-6 • Closed Sunday Stillwater Style | WINTER 2018 13