This may or may not be common in other places, but farmers getting together for a friendly game of dominoes has been a tradition in many parts of Texas. When not in their fields, it’s been a good way pass the time and catch up with old friends. My wife had childhood memories of the farmers on her mother’s side getting together in their little domino hall in Streetman, Texas back in the 1950s. In Granger, Texas today, a group regularly gets together for a few games at the Blackland Co-Op Gin. The fellows I watched figure their games date back to at least the mid-1970s, so long, in fact, the dominoes are personalized with the gin’s name on them! When weather slows down farm work, it’s a good place to be. I do like that some of these venerable traditions continue.