Learning to play bridge, was one of the best things I ever did. My husband was an avid bridge player, so I had to learn. You know how the husband teaching the wife works – it doesn’t. So I went to our local YWCA and took lessons.
In 2008, after my husband died, I came to live in Delaware. I was alone & didn’t know one person. Fortunately, the community I settled in had a social bridge game. It was fun, bridge and lunch.
I met a lot of nice people, one of whom asked if I would like to play duplicate bridge. I had only played duplicate a few times in my pre-Delaware life. My new friend & I set off to Ocean View, Dini Romito’s game. Social bridge is interesting but duplicate is even more so, I thought. I liked it very much and played twice a week at Dini’s game, then at Dorothy Hand’s game and Anna Delapo’s game in Rehoboth.
Over the years I traveled to many tournaments. During Covid, I played from my couch in virtual clubs. Entering the Bridge at the Beach tournament, I had garnered enough black, red & gold points so I only needed 0.05 gold for Bronze Life Master.
Getting 0.05 gold at home, in Rehoboth Beach, just made it that much more special. My team, Bob Breen, Cindy Hoardley & Marilyn Haskins were excellent!
Thanks to Kim Holm for running a wonderful tournament and to the ACBL.