Dresden Duplicate Club

Dresden Duplicate Club

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 1:43 pm

Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club had two games last week.  There were seven tables in all. On Tuesday the hostesses were Becky Bennett and Linda Jennings. They served not one, but two desserts.  Everyone could choose one or have both.  The first was a hot blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream piled high and the other a chocolate sundae. It started with a square of chocolate nut brownie with whipped cream, syrup and a cherry on top.  We love all those calories.
 On Wednesday we had an assortment of dips with nachos and the best, Alma Ford’s BLT dip with cheese chips with her special touch.  All this came with cherry tomatoes and sharp cheddar cheese logs.
    Winners on Tuesday were first, Linda Jennings and Becky Bennett, second Susie German and Kathi Wilson and third Alma Ford and Sarah Pentecost.
     Winners on Wednesday were first Joni Martin and Ruthie Jenkins of Paris, second Roberta Meyer and Gene Fulks of Paris and third Jack Bogue of Milan and Sue Thompson of Paris.
One more item about Andrew Jackson that you may or may not have known.
Andrew Jackson was a hard and driven man, ever willing to resort to cruelty in pursuit of his interests.  While practicing law as a Tennessee prosecutor, he once cold-cocked a stubborn tax dodger with a piece of wood.  
As a military commander, he frequently executed those who disobeyed orders.  
During the Creek War in 1813, an entire brigade of his men, officers included, threatened to march back north to Tennessee, exhausted by the campaigning and nearly starving.  Jackson promptly rode his horse to the head of the column, leveled his musket and threatened to shoot the first man who made a move in the wrong direction.  It worked. You didn’t call Andrew Jackson’s bluff.

Published in The Messenger 5.19.11

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