Gathering of the Clan

A Gathering of Fly Fishermen
It is currently Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:41 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:05 am 

Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:47 am
Posts: 1419
I might call today a "card day." Several fellows at the local Episcopal church were short a fourth for bridge and called me. I hadn't played bridge in at least 11 years but managed not to embarrass myself. Only balled up one hand and recalled the conventions adequately. I think I may have blurted out a record numeber of blasphemies for a church meeting hall, but it really wasn't that many. My prayers on several finesses may have balanced the account.

While at the church the lady who'd made the quilt I was buying for The Librarian for Christmas came in to leave it for me. I had expected it the next day and was pleased to get my hands on it early which saved another trip to town tomorrow. I left my check on the preacher's desk and felt so righteous I went by the county treasurer's office and paid my county taxes only a week late. (One of the bridge players was her husband. I'd tried to pay her at the Board of Supervisors meeting last Thursday but she wouldn't wait while I went to my car to get a check. Neither of us knew what I owed, so I was going to just make it out to her and let her fill in the amount. I do enjoy living where we all know each other.)

After a late afternoon nap, I went to our regular poker game. It has actually become pretty stodgy. The "fish" have all left and we are reduced to half a dozen quiet, serious players. I went down about $75 early and then came back, largely on the strength of three "sweepers" where I won both the high and low hands. Ended up winning $60...that's a nice $135 swing but I wish I'd done the winning without being in a hole.

One of the players said a local deputy had heard about the game, which includes me, a retired judge, a lawyer, a retired lawyer and a couple of others. The deputy told him "That sounds like a conclave of the Northern Neck Illuminati."

All in all, a very pleasant day.

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group