I have been reading with great interest the discussion of “jacks.” We flipped to see who was first; if you could flip all of the jacks from one side of your hand to the other, you could claim, “one game.” Otherwise, we went from onezies to tens, in order. If you missed, you were out and the next girl took her turn. We called a stacked jack “double jack,” and if anyone yelled “double jack” first, she got to smash it apart. Of course, if it were your turn you wanted to be the one to yell and break it apart gently, so that your jacks wouldn’t scatter. I had never heard the term “fancies” but evidently we called the same thing “coggzies.” You had to get through a hard coggs or easy coggs (your call) before you could claim the game. We played multiple games, reciting “one game, two games, etc. as we finished.
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