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Dresden Duplicate Club 7/6/10

Dresden Duplicate Club 7/6/10

Posted: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 9:13 pm

Last Week
Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club did not meet the week of June 23.  We canceled the meeting because the Regional Tournament was being held at Metropolis, Ill.  Many of our players attend this tournament. We took a vacation because the attendance was low here.
    All the players who go come back smarter than before they went.  It is a challenge to play against hundreds of players and see how well you do.
     I said  last week that we would go into the rooms of the White House and make you feel like you have been there.  
     One of the first rooms a visitor to the White House will see is the
elegant East Room, decorated in white and gold with shining parquet floors.  In this room, Official receptions and some news conferences are held. Here, the seven  presidents who died in office lay in state.
     When the president holds formal dinners in the State Dining Room and entertainment afterwards, the entertainment is frequently held in the East Room – a suitable setting for plays, concerts and recitals.  The modern East Room is a far cry from the place Abigail Adams used many years ago to hang out her laundry.
     Next week we’ll talk about the Green Room.
This Week
The Dresden Duplicate Club met and was glad to welcome Reba Nell Brasfield back to the group.     
The dining table looked good and appetizing with a Cheesy Corn
Dip with Mexican crackers, a delicious ham dip with Ritz and Zucchini bread with butter and honey dressing.  Girl Scout Chocolate Mints completed the refreshments.
     Winners of the Club Championship Game were  tied for first, Peg and Tom Mayo of Dresden and Freddye Oliver of Union City and Jack Bogue of Milan.  Other winners were Lois Harbour, of Union City and Toni Pritchett.
     Today I’ll tell about The Green Room at the White House.
     Although it was originally planned as a dining room, today the Green Room is a parlor.   Its walls are covered with moss-green watered silk and it looks much like it did in the early 19th Century.   The Green Room could be called a Federal Parlor with a traditional classic style.  Furnished with pieces from the Jefferson era, the Green Room was the favorite of President John F. Kennedy. wcp 7/6/10

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