Dresden Duplicate Club

Dresden Duplicate Club

Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2010 9:02 am

Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club played two exciting games last week.  
The Tuesday Night Club was saddened at the death of one of their players, Linda Shannon. Linda had just played with the group on Tuesday night before she died on Friday.
     There were three tables in play and we all celebrated my birthday which was Sept. 28.  Sarah Alexander brought in a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the honoree from the Tuesday Bridge Club.
     Joann Campbell and Kathy Chandler were hostesses for the evening and seved Sub-way sandwiches, assorted chips, Doritos and pretzels, mints and a sheet vanilla and chocolate Birthday cake with bridge cards on the icing.  
Winners were first-Kathy Wilson and Sarah Alexander.  Tied for second-Joann Campbell and Kathy Chandler and Diana Nerren and Marge Evans.
    Dresden’s Wednesday Club convened the next day and enjoyed five tables of ladies and gentlemen.  There  was plenty of food for everyone’s enjoyment, including pimentocheese for sandwiches or dip, chocolate nuts and bolts, spinach dip, raison nut cookies, pecan sandies and a huge chocolate cake.
Winners of this Mitchell game were  N/S, first-Lois Harbour and Minnie Bess Williams, second-Roberta Meyer and Gene Fulks.  E/W winners were first- Sue Thompson and Jack Bogue and second Tom Beard and Sara Pentecost.
Did you know that with the Rutherford B. Hayes in the White House morning prayers and nightly “hymn sings” were the rule; profanity, tobacco and liquor vanished. Hayes hoped that it would keep temperance people in the Republic party and induce members of temperance organizations to vote Republican.
Some Republicans thought it was too high a price to pay for votes.  For a time it seemed that a sympathetic White House steward was trying to get around the ban on liquor by putting frozen punch made of Santa Croix rum into the oranges served at official banquets.  “This phase of the dinner,” according to one reporter, “was named by those who enjoyed it ‘the Life Saving Station.’”
After leaving the White House, Hayes’ firmly denied that there had ever been any “Life-Saving Stations” at his and Lucy’s parties. wcp 10/5/10

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