Friday, July 29, 2011

I Could Have Been an Olympian-A Little Known Fact About Me

I'm calling this post A Fact a Friday.  Don't worry my friends.  I promise not to do it every Friday.  In fact today could be both debut and finale.  

I was the Jacks champion of West End Elementary School.  It's true.  I invite you to check it out--if their athletic achievement records are up to date.  It was a natural talent and I excelled from an early grade.  My parents had high hopes that I could find a college that offered scholarships to Jacks champions.  Alas, that was not to be.  In fact, I couldn't even find a middle school that desired my prowess.  

I had great fun and have to admit that I did some serious strutting on the playground at recess.

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Now I'm off to bake and ice cupcakes.  There's chicken salad to be made as well.  Tomorrow is the gathering for the bridal luncheon.  

Have a great weekend!!

30 comments:

  1. Have fun, I hope its great cool weather for the shower.

    Now that is one awesome piece of info, Jack's Champion. That is a teeth clenching event and tempers can rise when you get down to the eightsy and higher.

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  2. Well Congrats! The only thing I remember about jacks is, they're not fun to step on! Have a great time at the shower:@)

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  3. and here is my fact, i could not play jacks at all, my brother wanted me to play with him and for some reason i was terrible at it. he beat me at checkers and he was 4 years younger.

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  4. This post made me smile. What fun! We didn't play Jacks very often, I know you could have beat me for sure!

    Yum, chicken salad and cupcakes =)

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  5. I was never much good at Jacks. Perhaps I need you to give me some lessons!

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  6. Oh Lord, that brings back memories. I use to love jacks and the nice thing was you could play by yourself. I also loved hopscotch.

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  7. Sandra: Some of us have the knack for "sports" and some don't!

    Barbara: If there was a dos-athalan, hopscotch would have been my second sport. I even toted around a nice flat rock in case I was challenged.

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  8. How fun -- I used to love jacks! Do they even play that anymore? I think I'll have to show my grandgirls that game.

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  9. Sigh. My sister always beat me at jacks. You probably would have too. :) I think I'll buy some and start a jacks revival in my classroom this year. I haven't even thought about jacks in ages!

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  10. You are really a great deal of fun. I hope the shower goes well and that you all enjoy it. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  11. Oh-h-h I could really challenge you! I was pretty good at jacks myself. Or maybe we should team-up! ha! ha! Love your facts! How were you at pick-up sticks? Hugs!

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  12. Jacks wasn't my thing, but up for a jump rope challenge! (I think I can still do it, although headstands are now out of the question.) Have a good time at the shower -- I'm sure it will be delightful.

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  13. I love this!! Do kids still play Jacks today? Jump rope, that was the big thing in or junior high. All the girls learned to jump rope to "Glow Little Glow Worm."

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  14. Jacks are a lost art but I will challenge you to a double dutch competition:D

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  15. I STILL love jacks!!! And pick-up-sticks!!! HEY!!!! What say we play a game when you come in the fall!!! And we can take pics of it for our blogs, no, Phil can video it!! What fun!

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  16. I LOVED playing Jacks on Mom's kitchen floor. Those were the good old days. I'll bet you can't play that on Wii or the Nintendo DSis! Thanks for the memory and smile!

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  17. You go, girl!! Jacks!! What a fun game. Of course, I haven't played in years. Although I liked it, I was definitely not champion material, so a big thumbs up to you.

    I remember sometimes kneeling on them by accident. Ouch!!!

    Have a great day,
    Patti

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  18. That's a great fact to know! Carla

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  19. Love hearing about your Jack's skills!! I couldn't play worth a hoot! LOL! Enjoy the shower tomorow; I know it will be fabulous! blessings ~ tanna

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  20. Oh how I loved Jacks when I was a kid. I was pretty good at them too. I also loved hop scotch with a true passion!

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  21. A wonderful smile to begin a busy Saturday!

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  22. I love your post and blog so much!!!.))

    I need your help. I spend another survey but this time with another question.
    "Where do you prefer to shop? What is your favorite shopping center?"

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  23. Aww, what fun! I haven't played jacks forever! This post made me smile! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. This is an adorable post! We weren't really into Jacks in Durant, Oklahoma. Definitely a 'marbles' kind of town :) Have a fantastic weekend! And share those cupcakes with us when you get back!

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  25. I loved playing Jacks. Can't say that I was a champion at it but I did have a lot of fun.

    Have fun at your shower.

    Melinda

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  26. Oh, gosh... my sister and I played so many games of Jacks way into our teens! Jacks is on my list of things to teach my granddaughter next year :)

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  27. Good hands in the playground, good hands in the kitchen...

    Ben
    http://kissthecook-ben.blogspot.com/

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  28. Do you still have the talent? :-) Hope the shower went well!

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  29. Ha-ha! I could have given you a run for your money in the Jacks area, swift of hand as I was :)

    Does anyone still play Jacks?

    Sorry to hear there were no scholarships available.

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  30. Your coconut cupcakes and the salad look yum! Of course, all others as well!! Loved the pictures and your way of writing...
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