My first bridge instructor was David Blumenthal through the Cheltenham Township Adult School. He gave me a solid framework for beginning the long climb toward me being able to say that I play bridge. I want to thank him for instilling in me a good sound set of bridge basics. As the years unfolded I had the opportunity of learning and building on that foundation with Wes Powers and more recently with Bobbie Gomer. These last two teachers who let me call them friends continue to help me refine and improve my game – a game of which I am convinced is a lifetime career!?!
Although I will be forever grateful to these outstanding player/teacher bridge enthusiasts who have instilled in me a love and respect for the game, I would be remiss if I did not share something else I gained when I started my journey through the bidding box. In my very first bridge class I met three women who I love and appreciate as much I love and appreciate the game. We have struggled, laughed, learned, and yes sometimes even felt success in our game times together. I have gained the comradery and respect of 3 very fine women who have allowed me to call them friends – thank you Pat, Linda, and Barbara. Without them bridge might be just a little bit less enjoyable; a little bit more complicated; and certainly a little bit lonely.