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Dresden Duplicate 7-13

Dresden Duplicate 7-13

Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 12:00 pm
By: Toni Pritchett

WCP 7.16.10 Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club came to attention for a definite plan.  The plan was to play the intricate, interesting and entertaining game of Duplicate Bridge.  The guests came from several towns and found their partners at the tables.  Five tables were in play, so the Mitchell Movement was in vogue.
     The appetizers were fresh sliced cantaloupe with blueberries, cheese and corn dip and Sad cake. It’s called Sad because it falls and cracks when taken from the oven.  It was so good.  We also had almond cookies, chocolate cookies and zucchini Nut Bread with honey butter for topping.  Then, we ended it all with grapes and crackers.
   Winners of this event were-1st N/S Carolyn Rogers and Gene Fulks, both of Paris.  Tied for 2nd were N/S Sue Thompson of Paris, Jack Bogue of Milan and Freddye Oliver of Union City and Toni Pritchett. Placing 1st-E/W Jackye Hohman, Ruthie Jenkins, both of Paris and 2nd E/S-Harlan and Jean McCartney also of Paris and 3rd-Tom Beard and Dr. Tom Mayo, of Dresden.
Now let us go into The Blue Room. The walls of this formal reception room are hung with cream-striped satin. The color blue is in the hangings, the wainscotin, and the furniture. The view from the window of this room shows the southern grounds of the White House with the impressive Jefferson Memorial in the background. The color blue is accented with gold  in both the draperies and the upholstery used on the furniture.
A little info about First Lady Ida McKinley. Ida was one of the richest women to have been first lady. She inherited thousands from her father, and she was fond of showing off. The press took to reporting every gorgeous gown she wore and there were plenty.  At least one of her fashion choices didn’t go over so well.  Ida liked to wear ornamental tuft of feathers called an “aigrette.”  Unfortunately, this fashion accesory was constructed with feathers from egrets. It proved so popular that the poor bird became an endangered species.


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