Bridge has become an unexpected joy ride in my life! I retired in 2008 with much trepidation because I couldn’t believe the time had arrived so quickly. My elderly parents needed me and so I had to give up my life’s work which I thoroughly enjoyed. A dear friend suggested I take up Bridge and quite frankly I always wondered what this game was all about. I have always loved playing all sorts of card games. Well, after two years of courses under the direction of Dini Romito, our director, I got hooked! My work had always involved setting goals and reaching them and this game filled the gap. The challenge of reaching the different levels, meeting so many interesting people from all walks of life, and having fun with my partners has put a different perspective on retirement. The most important aspect is that my brain is being exercised just as my body is on the tennis courts!