After getting together after 25 yrs., the 3 of us girls grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn. We searched for jacks, and began playing one day. Trying desperately to remember the different rules, esp. “Fancies.” We even put our hair in pigtails to try to recapture the “olden days.” We remembered:5 fancies. Squeeze the lemon, the bride and groom, around the world, jack be nimble, and lick the lollie. When we were kids we would play mostly on hard surfaced floors where ever and whenever we could. WE WERE OBSESSED! Does anyone know of books or sites to find more fancies? We are planning on playing more often now.
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