Heritage Club members Alma Kelln. Jackie Mohr and Cleo Koback are Ready, Set and Go for a game of Cribbage.
Our April 11th Crib Tournament had 20 people arriving in a bit of a rain shower. I had planned to walk that day as I had no passengers to pick up. Instead, I jumped in my car and ran my wipers for the entire 3.5 blocks... silly me! What a wonderful surprise greeted us as we finished our afternoon of fun – bright and warm sunshine had kissed the nasty wind goodbye! I wished I had walked after all! I'm not sure about jinx's, full moon's, stars colliding, lucky horseshoes and all that, but it sure became evident ... the cards fall where they may! Laura DeVocht and Shirley Weisbeck won 7 of their 8 games, just squeaking by their opponents by a few pegs each time. The ladies took home 1st place and $13 each. Ken Kattler and Leonard Helland struggled to find even a win, then skunked three opponents in a row. We sent them out the door with $8 each. Calm, cool and collected, gathering modest wins along their way and grabbing 3rd place, Claire and Lies VanMarion and $5 each. Then, on Easter Monday (April 17), full to the brim with feasts and family, sixteen people arrived to play a lively afternoon of Canasta. Thanks to a rare Monday afternoon off of work, Garth Inouye was able to come play with us. Together with his partner, Eleanor Gares, the pair snagged Top Score. A humble 8,000 points behind, Blanche Randall and I (Janice Gooding) landed in second place. Hot on our heels were Barb Johnson and Linda Serson, in third place. The point difference was minimal, but Blanche and I were blessed with a second Joker Canasta in our last game! This only proves that the cards truly fall where they May! Speaking of May, I am sad to realize our local Elks/Royal Purple, Kathy Robb organizer extraordinaire, are done with twice a month, Friday night Canasta, until the fall. All are welcome to join in on the Heritage Club, once a month Canasta afternoons (third Monday of the month). Please contact me to get on my call list or give me a call and a nudge to organize a Friday night event. If it weren't for volunteers, many of us would be lost and sitting at home alone and lonely. Come join in the fun! Janice (306)537-0590.
To kick off 2017 the Heritage Club hosted their monthly Crib Tournament on January 10. We welcomed two new players to the event and enjoyed playing twenty questions with them while we all got acquainted. Allen Braithwaite and Alfred Kraft had good luck with the cards and took home first place. Jackie Mohr and newcomer, Gale Erickson, had a firm hold on second place while Eleanor Holden and Leonard Helland placed at the bottom of the bucket. On Jan. 16, twenty people sat down to an afternoon of Traditional Canasta. We drew cards to determine what table and partners for the afternoon, and we said howdy to two more new players! Low and behold, Laura DeVocht and Judy Woidyla are thanking their lucky stars they ended up partners, for the ladies ended up in First Place. After 5 games, a mere 360 points difference, Joyce Kattler and Liz Mayer grasped second place. And ta da, finally, Janice Gooding (me) and partner Marge Burgess came in third. Feels so good to be in the winners circle, for I am truly a middle of the road gal! (Future partners be aware!) We added a twist to our Traditional Canasta afternoon – 500 points for a Red 3 Canasta (7 Red Three's) ... Eldeen Boehmer and Darlene Kurtz (newcomer, at last) managed the feat twice! We will play Canasta again Feb. 20! Our guest speaker presentation regarding Living Wills entitled “My Voice” takes place this Saturday morning (Jan. 21) and I'm sure we can squeeze in a couple more people. If you would like to attend, please call Janet (306)695-3674. We are Seniors, we are Progressive, we are Eager to Learn and we have Fun... computer classes for beginners and beyond are just starting. Call Judy (306) 695-2175 if you want to learn e-mail, how to see and talk to your family for free, what is a Dropbox, where did my pictures go, is Facebook safe, and so much more.