Porch Swing Chat: Kickin’ Up Dust

“Historic Route 66” by Randy Heinitz is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

What is a Porch Swing Chat ?

It’s one in a series of samples from the subscription-only newsletter.

Giving you a pleasant taste of warm nostalgic musings and memories.

  

 

Kickin’ Up Dust:

Scenes of Route 66

at Amboy Crater & Beyond

 

This symmetrical land formation sits on one of the

youngest volcanic fields in the country:

 

Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark 

 

 

“Guardian Lion” by pburka is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

And nearby, two massive marble statues remain a mystery:

 

 

Porch Swing Chat: Don’t Lose Your Marbles

Photo by Crissy Jarvis on Unsplash

 

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Don’t Lose Your Marbles:

Glass Marbles for Game-playing & Collecting

 

Playing with marbles like these as a youngster was a novelty.

My grandparents kept them with other random toys leftover from their grown children. 

I remember how the small, weighted glass balls felt to touch, and the distinct sound of friction as I rolled and shook them in my cupped hands.

Even the few chipped marbles were never sharp, but instead wore a swirled divot like a proud battle scar.

Clearly, glass marbles are nothing less than beautiful creations with mesmerizing power, whether in motion or perfectly still. 

 

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Akro Agate Marbles