Small Shooter marbles. Most of them handmade. One is worn and deformed from my using it so much.
Handmade flint and chert marbles. Made in Celina, Tennessee for Rolley Hole players. I've seen them being made. I've played with them many times, mostly the dark one. They are small shooters, perfect for the hand. The championship Rolley Hole tournament is held at Standing Stone State Park every year. Most of the champion players are as old or older than me. The "junior" category is age 35 and below. I have never seen a kid in the game.
These are the marbles I carried around with me in a marble bag in case a game ever came up. I carried around about a half dozen small shooter marbles to make sure I always had one that could be identified as mine and not get confused with someone else's shooter on the yard. The smaller player marbles came and went as games were played, due to marbles generally being a "for keeps" game. (And no it's not cruel to keep kids' marbles you win, because marble players of all ages understand that rule.)
In 2004 Hurricane Ivan hit land and came through Tennessee as a tropical storm. It rained 14 inches or more, if I remember right. I was working at Fall Creek Falls, which flooded. Cane Creek got so high and turbulent that the cascades almost completely disappeared because of the height of the water. The road going out the north entrance to the park near the Nature Center was flooded; and the bridge and road were flooded that bypasses the Village area to get from the North to South entrances.
The doctor is monitoring my left leg for possible nerve problem. Could be caused by spine compressing on nerve or from cancer growing into my spine. I will have a CT scan soon, and then maybe a MRI to get a closer look.
Some of the photos I sent to Mason Simpson in bootcamp 2 years ago to help cheer him up. Includes his writings on my signature quilt, among others, and some of my newest handmade boulder marbles. Some have flecks of gold and silver inside of them. Some made from German glass rods used to make marbles that were brought to the US after the war.