Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club – 12.06.11
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:03 pm
By: Toni Pritchett, Correspondent
Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club met Nov. 30 after a week off for Thanksgiving. All of our players have a proclivity to love Thanksgiving holiday and those delicious dinners and leftovers.
That week five tables were in play and it was a membership game (meaning if you won, you would get triple points to add to your exiting points filed with The American Contract Bridge League.)
Winners were: 1st O/A – Roberta Meyer and partner Gene Fulks from Paris; 2nd O/A – Sarah Pentecost and Tom Beard of Dresden; and 3rd O/A – Jackye Hohman and Carol Ehlers of Paris. Other winners were Serena Williams and Jo Glasgow of Union City and Freddye Oliver and Bob Sanner of Union City.
Delightful refreshments graced the table on that cold, wintry day. To warm us up, we had two pots of hot delicious coffee and many dips such as spinach, ranch, green goddess, a cheese bar and assortment of crackers, nuts and chocolate, marshmallow cakes and a huge fresh coconut cake. It was so good.
There are lots of traditions at The White House at Christmas time and I thought I would bring you some news about their Christmas trees.
The famous Christmas tree is always in the Blue Room and in 2008 Laura Bush had ornaments for the tree by artists from around the country selected by members of Congress and on a Fraser fir.
The ornaments had a patriotic theme. In 2009 it was a Douglas fir from Shepherdstown, West Va. Michelle Obama took 800 ornaments left over from previous administrations, sent them to 60 local groups and asked them to decorate them to say a tribute to a favorite local landmarks and send them back to display at the White House
In 2010 it was a Balsam fir from Neshkoro, Wisc. The Blue Room tree had a specific theme – “Gift of the American Spirit.”
It honored the state and county fairs and featured prize ribbons from each state and territory.
In 2011, they have a Balsam fir from Crumpler, N.C., and we don’t know what the decor is at this moment.