When I first came to Pinecraft this was the Jacob B. Freed’s Snowbird home. Back then I was in and out of this home whenever they needed an extra person to play Marble games. Albert Yoder and his wife from Hartville Ohio were always the other couple and then they needed two more people to fill in. Most times it was Elias Beiler who lived next door and if his wife didn’t want to play Marbles, I filled in.
I loved filling in as it gave me first hand experiences playing games with old people. When Jake and Peg hosted the game, we went my their Marble Game rules and when the game was at Albert Yoder’s place, we played by Albert’s rules. Elias never had any rules and I didn’t either. We just filled in. Every time we played there was a bit of confusion in remembering whose Marble Game rules were ruling that evening.
But the time has come when this house will be no more. After Jakes were too old and feeble to come down for the winter months the house was sold, and has been sold a few times since. It is now going to be demolished. According to public records this house was build in 1925, ninety-four years ago.