Dresden Duplicate Club
Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:06 pm
Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club met Sept. 8. It was incredible to see the number of bridge players filing in to play this game.
The pairs need the wise judgment to play bridge. There’s a different situation and bidding process every 13 cards.
When all 24 players found a comfortable seat, they began to play bridge and eat delicacies. There was homemade Mexican Salsa with doritos, carrots and ranch dip, a tray full of cheeses and Bacon and Tomato Dip with scoops. Lucy Bogue, of Milan, outdid herself with dozens of Oatmeal Cookies loaded with nuts and butterscotch morsels.
Winners of this six tables were N/S: 1st-Peg Mayo and JoGlasgow and 2nd-Toni Pritchett and Sue Thompson. Winners of E/W: 1st-Sarah Pentecost and Tom Beard, 2nd -Freddye Oliver and Jack Bogue. Flight B winners were Alma Ford and Becky Bennett and Dot Beach and Bertha Henry.
Did you all know that President Grover Cleveland had a daughter who had a candy bar named after her? Between President Cleveland’s two terms as president, he and his wife, Frances had a daughter, Ruth. Ruth became immensly popular with the public. So popular, in fact, that Nestle named “Baby Ruth” after her. Ruth was the first of five Cleveland children. Now you know the story of “Baby Ruth.”
Back in 1921, the army packed off the Eisenhowers to the fetid wilds of Panama. Fetid means “bad smelling and putrid.” Mamie’s years in Panama were hellish, but on certain occasions, she eased the pain of confronting insects and reptiles by betting on fowl. Cockfights were a diversion. She usually collected on her bets, and the spectators who accompanied her were “so fascinating. They couldn’t pay much attention to the cocks.”wcp 9/21/10