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Thinking of old friends

On this gloomy day as I sit down to write this column, I began thinking about all the fun John and I have had on rainy weekends with our bridge community. I then realized how many people are gone. John and I could count at least 32 folks who are missing since 1994 when we came to play in Salisbury. Each one has added to our knowledge of bridge and the Salisbury community in general and has provided us with many smiles and giggles. As good friends do, we support each other when we need a lift and rejoice in the happy times in our lives. As one person remarked, “bridge friends are the best.” I recommend that as we did, make a list of old players for yourselves and enjoy the memories and then make a list of the new players that are adding to your fun. There is much to enjoy. Welcome to all the new friends who have joined us over the past years and who are adding to the memories. Remember, there is always room for more new friends. Join us.
The Evergreen game was well attended on March 14. The winners N/S: First, Ron and Shirley Jeffers; second, Brenda Pace and Loyd Hill; third, Marie Pugh and Ruth Bowles. E/W Dick Brisbin and Pat Macon were tied with John and Myrnie McLaughlin for first, while third place went to BettyBonner Steele and Betty Bills.
The featured board is #10 from the Friday, March 14 game. Best N/S score was made by the Jeffers who defeated their opponent’s 4HW 2 tricks and best E/W score went to the McLaughlins bidding and making 3NW+2. All vulnerable, EAST dealer.

NORTH:
S 7 6 5 4
H A 6 5 2
D 8 7 3
C 5 3
WEST: EAST:
S A K 2 S 3
H Q T 8 6 H K J 4
D 2 D K Q J 6 5
C A K Q 7 4 C T 9 6 2
SOUTH:
S Q J T 9 8
H 9 3
D A T 9 4
C J 8

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