When I was a young boy, I loved marbles. Â I really didnâ€™t play the traditional marble games, but was fascinated by the various colors and styles of different types of marbles. Â By the time I was 12 years old, I had a large Crisco can filled with my collection of marbles. Then they were gone. Â Our house burned completely to the ground, leaving our family with only the clothes we were wearing.
Sifting through the ashes and rubble, I found only these five melted marbles from my collection, which I have saved in an old film canister for the last 55 years.
Now in my woodworking, I think I love making marble runs and toys as much as anything. Â The recent marble trees are just one example. Â More to come!Â