Martha Hostetler invited me to their place to play a few games of Marbles with Carl and Gertie. She was playing the accordance when I arrived but then we all moved to the kitchen where the Marble game was waiting for us.
Martha and Gertie were a team and I was Carl's partner. Carl and I won the first game. Then we won the second game. Gertie wasn't going to let us win again, so she played with all her might and lost again . She was more than determined to win at least one game. So she pressed her lips together in a hard thin line and moved her marbles, but lost again. Score 4-0, but they did win in their own way by being cheerful in defeat. So we all won the games; Carl and I by scoring and Gertie & Martha by being cheerful in defeat.