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Dresden Duplicate Club 9-1

Dresden Duplicate Club 9-1

Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2009 4:35 pm
By: Toni Pritchett

What a wonderful and exuberating time was had Wednesday afternoon with the ladies and gentlemen playing bridge. The facilities at The American Legion are just right for a delightful contested game of bridge.
We were certainly a little bit sad for we missed Alma Ford and Linda Jennings. Seems as if Alma was making pickles at home on Monday, and the churn holding pickles was leaking. In her haste in fixing the problem, she slipped and fell hiting her head on an iron table! She was rushed to the Martin emergency room and then on to Memphis for tests. She was checked thoroughly, released and back to regular activities on Thursday. We do hope she saved the pickles because they are so good when she shares them with all of us on Wednesdays.
On our nibbling table was a cheese and olive dip, crackers, chicken salad with vidalia onion sauce, corn bread crackers and spinach dip with Rosemary wheat chips .I tried to make a cucumber hollowed out and stuffed with summer sausage mixture. But, when I sliced the cucumber, the stuffing all fell out of the cucumber and on the plate holding them. It had to be eaten with cheese and garlic crackers. No cake today. The cake lady was recuperating after her aggresive attack on the iron chair.
Winners were first Jackye Hohman and Carol Ehlers, second Freddye Oliver and Toni Pritchett, tied for third Carolyn Rogers and Sharon Fields and Tom Beard and partner Sarah Pentecost.
Our First Lady today is Claudia Alta Taylor. You might remember her better by “Lady Bird Johnson.” Claudia detested that name but the name was given to her by her nurse at her birth when she said, “She is purtty as a lady bird.”
Her mother died when she was only five, and she was cared for by her father and aunt Effie Patillo. In 1934, she graduated from The University of Texas and met Lyndon Johnson. He proposed marriage the day her met her. He was 26, and Claudia was 21
After returning to Washington, Lady Bird thought of his proposal and after soul-searching, she heeded the advice of her father who wholeheartedly approved of Johnson. A month later she accepted his proposal and a ring was purchased from Sears, Roebuck for $2.50. The couple was married. They honeymooned in Mexico and returned to Washington for the opening of Congress.
After some very busy years of entering politics with Lyndon, Lady Bird had to put up with Lyndon’s long love affair with Alice Glass. Alice was a tall Texan beauty who was at the same time the mistress of newspaper publisher Charles E. Marsh.
Lady Bird, familiar with lonliness, had the capacity to take “psychic leave” to tune out things she did not wish to acknowledge. When she could, she befriended the women Lyndon was “courting.” She even credited her husband “ladies” with improving herself. “I learned how to dress better from this one, to always wear lipstick from another, about art or music from another.” She reacted to the “other women” by making herself even more indispensable to her husband.

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