Dresden Duplicate Club 7/27/10
Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:01 pm
By: Toni Pritchett
Another week has rolled around for Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club. How they pass with such rapidity. This week we had five tables of concerned bridge players ready to prove their talent and skill.
Players snacked on crudites with ranch dip, bricks of colby jack cheese and monterey jack cheese, potato chips and bowls full of nuts and bolts, and jars of trail mix. Trail mix contains peanuts, M&M candy, raisons, almonds and Cashews.
Game winners were 1st-Sarah Pentecost and Tom Beard 1st in flight A and B. Second was Dot Beach and Bertha Henry, 3rd-Jo Glasgow and Serena Williams and 4th was Freddye Oliver and Toni Pritchett. 2nd in Flight B was Reba Nell Brasfield and Jane Young.
Now, let us go back to The White House. Today we will visit The State Dining Room.
During a formal state dinner, this white and gold room can seat as many as 150 guests. A large, well-known portrait of Abraham Lincoln hangs over the fireplace looking out at the assembled guests. When the tables are set for dinner, the array of fine linens, china and silverware, as well as many glasses, make quite an impressive sight.
Next week we will visit The Lincoln Bedroom. Speaking of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln (1861 – 1865) was the first humorist to occupy the White House. During the Civil War, London’s Saturday Review told its readers, “One advantage the Americans have is not only the First Magistrate, but the Chief Joker of the Land.”
Humor was unquestionably a psychological necessity for Lincoln. “I laugh,” he told a friend in the darkest days of the war, “because I must not cry. That is all.” wcp 7/27/10