Dresden Duplicate Club – 11.01.11

Dresden Duplicate Club – 11.01.11

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 8:02 pm
By: Toni Pritchett, Correspondent

The Dresden Duplicate Club had two delightful bridge games this past week.  
October is the monthly appreciation  yearly one game a year where players get triple points when they win.
The Tuesday club had three tables in play and the “Captain and Commander” (hostesses) were Alma Ford and Sarah Pentecost.
They served a chocolate strata, pumpkin peach chiffon pie, lemon ice box pie and two kinds of candy – chocolate fudge and peanut butter. Peanut butter was made with Velveeta® cheese and was so good.
We missed JoAnn Campbell who has had a problem with an inscrutable pain in her stomach. She will go to Jackson Thursday for an operation.
Winners were Kathy Wilson and Susie German 1st O/A (overall) and then tied Alma Ford, Sarah Pentecost,  Bertha Henry, Jane Young, Kathy Chandler and Toni.
Our Wednesday club had a challenging game for the five-table Mitchell Movement Club appreciation game.
The North/South players never anticipated such hands as were dealt that afternoon.  My  partner and I sitting N/S bid and made six slams, one of which was seven nutrump. East/West players complained all afternoon.
The food was in abundance – a chocolate strata, a red devil cake, a homemade cheese pecan ball, homemade Mexican salsa with Doritos®, vegetables from the garden with ranch dressing, spinach dip with chips, chocolate muffins and pecan pie muffins.
Winners of this game were: 1st O/A Freddye Oliver of Union City and Toni Pritchett; 2nd O/A Ruthie Jenkins and Carolyn Rogers of Paris and 3rd O/A Minnie Bess Williams of Paris, Lois Harbour of Union City and 4th O/A Jo Glasgow and Serena Williams, both of Union City.
Last week we left off with President Coolidge on the front porch of The White House, sitting in a rocking chair smoking a cigar.  (I am sure he was waiting for a foursome to play bridge!)
Well, now Will Rogers came to Washington and just before he met President Coolidge, one of his friends said, “I’ll bet you can’t make Cal laugh in two minutes.”  
“I’ll bet he laughs in 20 seconds,” said Will.  Then came the introductions: “Mr. President, this is Will Rogers;  Mr. Rogers, President Coolidge,” Will held out his hand, looked confused, then said, “Excuse me, I didn’t quite get the name.”  And a big grin spread over Coolidge’s face.   
After that, they were friends forever.
Next week we will end the story of “Silent Cal.”

WCP 11.01.11

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