Friday, January 14, 2011
Have a gumball?
If you have one of these, you’ll chip a tooth. They ain’t gumballs, baby, they’re marbles, and not just any marbles, either. They’re part of a display called The Marble Wall at the Moon Marble Company, 600 East Front Street, Bonner Springs, Kansas 66012-1122, telephone 913-441-1432.
There are lots of things to do at the Moon Marble Company. You can take a guided tour:
or visit the Moon Marble Museum:
You can play marbles (but only if you’re a Cub Scout...
...or an Amish girl):
You can even see a fascinating marble-making or marble-sorting or marble-something-or-other demonstration (but only if you are Chinese):
You’ll have loads and loads of fun!
Then, if you need to, you can visit the Moon Marble Museum Bathroom:
I think my temporary obsession with marbles has now ended, not that I have obsessions or anything like that.
Bonner Springs, Kansas, is also home to the Agriculture Hall of Fame:
I believe I will have a gumball, after all.
Thank you for asking....