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#70680 - 05/21/02 02:22 PM Post deleted by ewein  
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#70681 - 05/21/02 10:21 PM Re: How about a game of bridge?  
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I don't know who your PM buddies are (oh, glad to see you back! You had announced you were leaving?) but a lot of us do play bridge and discuss words and have fun in other venues.

happy that your baby has gotten over the virus,

Anna


#70682 - 05/21/02 10:56 PM Post deleted by ewein  
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#70683 - 05/21/02 11:03 PM Re: How about a game of bridge?  
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Shooting the moon

The taking of all the hearts and the Queen of Spades in the game "Hearts". Instead of a large penalty you get a bonus of (I think) 26 points.

Now to the point of this reply. In my young days we called this game "Rickety Kate" (yes, my ultra-long-term memory still works reasonably well). This was a reference to the Queen of Spades, and I would love to know why.

lusy

#70684 - 05/21/02 11:03 PM Re: How about a game of bridge?  
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So how's your baby? What was the diagnosis?


#70685 - 05/21/02 11:06 PM Re: How about a game of bridge?  
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OK, who's the Joker?
Not playing with a full deck.
Ante up



#70686 - 05/21/02 11:31 PM Re: How about a game of bridge?  
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Yes, ewein, how is your baby doing? And your father-in-law? Has his shortness of breath resolved itself?


#70687 - 05/22/02 12:06 AM Re: How about a game of bridge?  
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Do we always have to have the same kind of trail mix?


#70688 - 05/22/02 12:38 AM Re: How about a game of bridge?  
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I'm not a card player, but I'd guess that "it suits me" comes from cards, and not from The Emporer's New Clothes.


#70689 - 05/22/02 01:13 AM Re: How about a game of bridge?  
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not from The Emporer's New Clothes.

Nice one, Geoff. Eloquent in its subtlety.


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