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Glossophilia is taking a trip down memory lane with a series of posts on childhood songs and rhymes: when we skipped in the school playground, bounced on…

A New Possession  A 6-year-old orphan from Austria (above) ecstatically embraces a brand-new pair of shoes just given to him by the Red Cross, 1946  Gerald Waller

Austrian boy receiving new shoes after WWII. "New Shoes" by Gerald Waller, Austria Six year-old Werfel, living in an orphanage in Austria, hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross. This photo was published by Life magazine.

I loved watching my brother and his friends play marbles.  The marbles were so pretty.

Sam Shaw: Сhildren playing with marbles, Missouri, Girls also played marbles!