I didn’t play it quite that way. I remember there being time for the ball to bounce before you had to catch it. Who was yelling onezees? Most of the talk was just whatever about nothing except after you already went from ones to tens and back down again. Then after that there were these other methods of picking up the jacks and while you were picking up the jacks in all these ways there were little sayings or something you had to say – one of the methods was knocking before the ball bounced, another was putting the jacks in your other hand before the ball bounced – then there was this one method that I remember really well and it was picking up each jack individually before the ball bounced. I remember it really well because we played jacks on the sidewalk and could never just slide our hands across the ground to pick up all the jacks.
Original author: Anonymous