Updated November 4, 2013.
August 31, 2010. From Adell Carroll Eden. Ledger Star
July, 12, 1976.
June 8, 2011. From Carole Garrett Strawhand. The Virginian
Pilot November 11, 2004.
November 4, 2013. From Jimmy Cason:
I was telling s friend about the ongoing domino game down at the
store. It has been going on as far back as I can remember, and I
know there are others who can remember much farther back then I can.
All this caused a couple other things to flash through my memory. If
I recall correctly there was a checker board at Eddie Munden's store
where men would gather. Am I correct about that anyone ? Also there
was a game played at the "Old Jones Groc" down at Cason Point known
as "Quoit." I heard my dad talking about it once. Not that he ever
played but he remembered old timers playing it. My guess is this
would have been in the 40s. The game was played much like "horse
shoes" or a more popular current game of "corn hole." In quoit they
tossed a lead disc into opposing holes or pits. That's about all I
know about it. Before the Fire Dept. burned the old store for
training, I was talking to Buggs Cason about the game. He told me
"Go into the doors that are on the south end of the porch, turn to
the right and reach up on top of the shelf next to the door and
you'll find those Quoits." Keep in mind the old store had been
closed for 40+ years at this point. This was around 1988 or 89. So I
did what Buggs said and BINGO ! There they were. (see attached
photo) I wonder how old they are ? I wonder if "Corn Hole" is rooted
in Quoit or Horse Shoes or both ? I also wonder just how many places
there are like Knotts Island where someone is still gathering to
play some type of game ? A simple game played on a daily basis,
that's been going on in that community as far back as anyone can
remember. In a day and age where everything is so fast paced and
people don't seem to have much time for socializing it does my heart
good to know that our corner of the world has a group of guys who
get together everyday to hang out and play domino's. Sooner or later
one of them passes away and a new player steps in. I hope that when
I reach those golden years of my life that the game is still being
played and they'll make room for me.