Friday, January 12, 2018

Full of Beans Chapter 3

Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean Sea just south of Florida. Havana is the capital city of Cuba and is only 90 miles south of Key West. By comparison, Key West is 130 miles in a straight line to Miami.

The game of marbles was played by placing marbles inside a ring on the ground and players would attempt to shoot their opponent's marbles out of the ring.

Beans says the Keepsies have "every kind of marble imaginable. We had them all: cat's-eyes, aggies, clearies, milkies, steelies, glassies, onionskins." Here's what some of those types of marbles look like. 

Too Bad lives on the corner of Frances and Fleming Streets. Here are the pictures of the houses that are there today. I have no idea if these are the same houses that were standing at that time or if new ones have been built, but which one do you think would have been Too Bad's? (The last two pictures are the same house.)

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