Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Cribbage generation...

From Spo-Reflections:

"We recently we had a visit from Someone’s niece. She and I played cribbage. I haven’t played cribbage in over 20 years. My grandmother used to play the game; my parents continue to play it.

It made me think about playing cards in general.

My parent’s and grandparent’s generation seemed to play a lot of cards. This was a marvelous way to socialize. Couples were continually coming over for evening games of gin or hearts or cribbage."

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Cribbage caregivers...

From Bennington Banner:

"Nancy Bower, one of Lindwall's volunteers, said that the work performed by hospice workers can take many forms, including running errands for the patient or even playing games with him or her. Lindwall, thanks to Bower's influence, is now an ardent cribbage player.

"She meets me at the door with her cards, and I bring my cribbage board," Bower said. "I've actually suggested as part of the training that we offer a game-playing in-service — there are other people who enjoy these games."

Full article here: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/localnews/ci_8741367

Monday, March 10, 2008

Cribbage board maker's dream...

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Crib player pegs pedestrian...

From Green Bay Press-Gazette:

“We were talking and laughing about the cribbage game and I turned on the lights to make a right turn onto Maloney Road and all of a sudden there was a thud,” he said.

“My wife said `I think you hit someone,'" he said.

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29 at 9... what's next?

From The Sun Chronicle:

"Lady Luck smiled upon the Wood School fourth-grader Wednesday as he was playing cribbage. The 9-year-old was dealt the perfect hand - with a score of 29 - something so rare that some players never see one in their lifetime.
Just ask Paul Ares, the adviser to the school's cribbage club who said, "I've been playing cribbage for 60 years and I've never gotten a 29-point hand. It's like getting a hole in one in golf." "

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Cribbage in the later years...

From Owen Sound Sun Times:
"One day after a few hands of cribbage, one mule skinerette looked at the other and said, "Now don't get mad at me. I know we've been friends a long time, but I just can't think of your name. I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is."

The second mule skinerette glared at her.

For at least three minutes she just stared and glared.

Finally she said, "How soon do you need to know?"

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