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Dresden Duplicate Club 4/20

Dresden Duplicate Club 4/20

Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:06 pm

Dresden’s Wednesday afternoon Duplicate Bridge Club had 16 exuberant and anxious players ready for an afternoon of desirable, competitive game of bridge.
     We certainly missed Reba Nell Brasfield, a tried and true dedicated bridge player. Reba Nell’s son, Duke Harris Brasfield, was in a car wreck last Friday and was killed immediately  It was thought that he possibly had a heart attack, causing the accident. All the love and smypathy of her bridge friends go out to her and the family.
     Egg and olive salad with crackers, a Colby cheese tray, bread and butter pickles, butter cookies and chocolat nut rownies were enjoyed.
     Winners were 1st-Peg Mayo and Jo Glasgow, 2nd-Jack Bogue and Sharon Fields, 3rd-Freddye Oliver and Toni Pritchett and 4th-Sarah Pentecost and Tom Beard
     Uncanny similarities in the lives of Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy.
1.  Lincoln was elected to congress in 1846, Kennedy in 1946
2.  Lincoln was unsuccessful candidate for Vice Presidential nomination in 1856, Kennedy  in 1956. In 1860 Lincoln was elected with less than 50 percent of the vote over Steven Douglas, born in1813. In 1960 Kennedy was elected President with less than 50 percent of the vote over Richard Nixon, born in 1913. Lincoln was younger than his Vice President, Andrew Johnson who was born in 1808. Kennedy was younger than his Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson, born in 1908.
     Lincoln was shot in he back in a theater on a Friday by an assassin who fled. to a warehouse and was killed before he could be tried. Kennedy was shot in the back of the head from a warehouse on a Friday by an assassin who fled to a theater and was killed before trial. wcp 4-20-10

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