Dresden Duplicate Club 5-13
Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010 9:04 pm
By: Toni Pritchett
Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club is composed of at least 30 to 40 bridge players.
They are not always there every time. Some players work and only play on Tuesday nights. Half of our players come from surrounding towns and counties. Guests have come from far away as Nashville, Memphis and St. Louis.
All our bridge players have something to contribute to the bridge. Everyone has a great personality and make the game enjoyable during a wonderful afternoon of fun.
Players have a keen sense of ability and are very smart at the bridge table. Most come to have fun with a large group, play in competition, and place first in the winning column.
Winners of the game May 5 were 1st-Carolyn Rogers, Carol Ehlers of Paris and 2nd-Sue Thompson, Sharon Fields, of Paris. Tied for third were Bertha Henry, of Martin and Jane Young, of Dresden and Freddye Oliver, of Union City and Toni Pritchett.
In the absence of Alma Ford, Tom Beard had his wife, Demetria, make a cinnamon spice cake. It was very delicious.
We had an orange and pineapple ball, corn Chex mix and Carol Ehlers’ block of Pepper Jack cheese. We also had all sorts of nuts, crackers, chips, cokes and coffee.Did you all know that President John Tyler was vice president under President Martin Van Buren?
John was the first vice president to become United States President upon the death of an incumbent. A majority of the people thought he was not worthy or Constitutionally correct.
However, Tyler claimed all the rights and privileges of the Chief Executive. He set a precedent that has been followed by every President since.
A year or two after he became President, Tyler decided to take a train trip and sent his son Bob to order a special train.
The railroad superintendent, a devout Whig, told Bob that he didn’t run special trains for Presidents. “What,” cried Bob, “Didn’t you furnish a special train for the funeral of General Harrison?”
“Yes,” said the superintendent, “And if you will bring your father here in that shape, you shall have the best train on the road!”wcp 5-13-10