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Don Neat unfolds start of wonderful memories of Junas Goodin, marble maker

Comments re article 84729 Monroe Countian receives grant to pass on marble making skills Don Neat writes:
I'm curious, what are traditional marbles? One of my mentors in the early 60's was Junas Goodin. He was an elderly gentleman and friend who taught me how to make stone marbles using a small moving stream, stones (rocks), two boards, hammer and nails. I still have large and small stone marbles we made. Would love to show them to you and explain the procedure. I also helped him make a marble yard to play on. As a young boy, I had the privilege to spend many, many hours with Junas, my nearest neighbor. He left me many fond memories. Don Neat - Don Neat
Thanks, Don Neat - We can't wait to learn more about Junas Goodin, see the photos, and learn more about the technique of making marbles. As for the definition of "traditional marbles," I'm shamed to admit more ignorance than I ought, having visited Moss, TN, and Tompkinsville, KY, many times. One arrives at that state of ignorance by having one's mind more on stateline barbecue than culture. - EW

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