Sunday, June 12, 2011

Euchre

Last night I got together with a group of friends to play Euchre. Euchre is a fun easily learned trick-taking card game usuallly played with 4 people/2 partners and uses the 9-Ace of a regular deck of cards.  The game was popular when I was growing up in the midwest.

I started this group12 years ago when I first moved to Connecticut, as a Newcomers activity.  It was a great way to meet new people in the area, especially people who relocated from the midwest. The group is still going strong, meeting one Saturday evening each month year round.

Tonight, I was asked by my BFF Lori to fill in for her, so her husband could play while she was out of town.  I hadn't played or seen most of these friends since before my divorce.  I knew this group as a couple, and I always find it wierd to now be a single when mixing with my old "couple" social groups.  I got over the wierdness and really kicked butt with a couple of 5 loner hands, and some of the highest scores of the evening.  I guess I still have it after all.

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