Dresden Duplicate Bridge
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 8:00 pm
The Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club had two games last week.
The Tuesday night game had two tables in play. Pairs were numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4.
The pairs play eight boards each round, and play three rounds with 24 boards in all.
This was the first time we have ever had to have that movement.
This was due to several being out because of illnesses.
Hurry and get well all. We wish them a speedy recovery.
Alma and Sarah Ann were hostesses for the evening. Alma, who was ill, had Sarah come and get her part of the refreshments. They served pineapple; cheese ball, which was out of this world; Polish sausage with cranberry sauce; and Alma’s caramel bundt cake. Although she makes a least eight cakes a week, her husband, Billy said, “this is the best cake you have ever made.” And it was. It was the best cake in the history of Dresden.
Winners were first, Dianna Nerrren and Margie Evans, and second, Jane Young and Bertha Henry.
Wednesday’s game was up to 3 1/2 tables of ever-energized, interested, ready-for-competition players.
Sarah brought back the rest of the pineapple cheese ball and, also, there was artichoke dip.
After a three-week absence to Germany, Carol Ehlers was there with her usual brick of cheese or dip with crackers, and we also had chocolate cookies and candy mints.
Winners were first, Jackie Hohman and Carol Ehlers; second, John Harbour and Betty Amberg; and third was Toni Pritchett and Richard Thompson from Fulton.
Political news — Do you remember back in 1912?
We had a party called the Progressive Party. Having thrown his hat into the ring on this ticket, Theodore Roosevelt was making a stop in Milwaukee to give a speech when an unknown man shot him.
The bullet went through his eyeglass case before hitting flesh.
It was clearly not fatal, but a gunshot wound is a gunshot wound. His aides were ready to take him to the hospital, however, Teddy got up on the podium and gave his speech anyway.
“I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have been shot,” he told the stunned audience, “but it takes more than that to kill a bull moose.” Published in The WCP 8.21.12