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Dresden Duplicate Bridge

Dresden Duplicate Bridge

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 9:19 am

The Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club met recently and had six tables of ladies and gents coming with a positive, genuine and sincere attitude to be ready for the challenging 25 hands of the bridge of the afternoon.
During the playing of these somewhat difficult hands, there had to be a whole lot of deliberation and calculating thought to achieve the best results.
During play, we enjoyed fresh-made tomato salsa with scoops to dine on and cheese dip, crackers and nuts.
Then, we had ham and tuna dip, chocolate puffs, chocolate cookies and Alma’s fresh strawberry cake.
Winners were chosen for first, second and third places. They were Roberta Meyer, Gene Fulks (Paris and Puryear), Ruthie Jenkins, Jackie Hohman, Sue Thompson, (Paris), Freddye Oliver, John and Lois Harbour, (Union City) and Toni Pritchett, (Dresden).
With politics getting everyone’s attention, here’s an interesting article worth reading, “How Tempers Flare.”
Harry Truman’s temper was notorious. The most notorious instance involved Washington Post music critic Paul Hume, who gave a scathing review of a single recital given by the president’s daughter, Margaret. Truman read the review and flipped out. “Someday I hope to meet you. When that happens, you’ll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!” penned a fuming Truman in his 150-word letter to Hume.
Despite his rage, Truman maintained the presence of mind to realize that the letter would never get through his advisors if he sent it through the normal channels.
So he stamped the letter himself, went for a walk and posted it personally to ensure that it would be delivered.  It soon appeared on the front page of the Washington News. Published in The WCP 8.14.12

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