During the afternoon, Janet showed me a few rounds along with her strategy. I have never played bridge nor have I ever watched people play bridge. While it is complicated and commands a very good memory, I think I like it!
I put a request on Facebook and several friends steered us to a senior residential community where they open up for "party" bridge every Thursday night at 6:30. Three friends joined us and one agreed to let me shadow her. She has been playing for over 40 years and is a wonderful teacher. She will be on Maui for a month and we hope to get together a couple times each week.
Twenty percent of the people there last night were VERY serious and harsh and sorta mean. Everyone else just had fun and didn't feel the need to criticize everyone's every move. I was sitting and shadowing the same player (friend of a friend), trying to wheel a chair along when we had to move tables. The most beautiful 70-ish woman was meaner than a junk yard dog to me. To the point of saying having me sitting there was ruining her game!!!! Complaining that there were too many players now that the snowbirds have arrived (she is also a snowbird from Seattle!). Grumpy girl. And wouldn't you know she was at our table 90% of the night!
Despite cranky britches, I had a great time. The location is close to home and they stop at 9pm. Today I'm going to look for a card table and four chairs. My square dining room table is too big, I think, for comfortable reaching.
Bridge just might be the connector to more friendships!