All Work and No Play...
By Alice Henry
February 10, 2016 12:32pm CST
I don’t really know who came up with that saying about all work and no play makes Jack, I think it says, a dull boy or something like that. Nevertheless, it’s something to think about. If all you do is work, work, work and don’t spend time having fun, it would be a “dull” life for sure. Everyone needs time to relax with friends and family and have fun, playing games or just having a meal together and talking about things. What do you do to have FUN? I enjoy playing card games. I’m going to invite some friends over again soon to play Spades. We had a really good time the last time they came over. In North Carolina, when I went down to visit my son, we played the board game of “LIFE.” It had been a very long time since I had played that game but it was enjoyable. We also worked a couple jigsaw puzzles. On my IPad, I play Spades and Hearts and Gin Rummy, and on Pogo.com, I play Solitaire and Word Whomp and a few other games. Of course, karaoke is one of my favorite things to do with friends. I have my own karaoke machine and they come over to my house from time to time to sing. We also go to a couple places that do karaoke, but our favorite place changed hands and we don’t like the crowd that goes there now, so we stopped going. It’s difficult to find a DECENT place to go. We’ve tried several places but we don’t care for any of them.
3 people like this
• United States
11 Feb 16
I used to play euchre but have not played for a long time. I can't even remember how it is played. I'm sure that I would catch on quickly though, if I tried it again. I really don't know anyone who plays it anymore though.
• United States
12 Feb 16
Gin rummy is one of my favorite games. I've been trying to teach my grandson to play but he's not that interested. He has an Xbox and he spends all his "me" time on that with his school chums. I don't think I have ever heard of pontoon, and solo must be a "solitaire" game. Right?
• Alicante, Spain
12 Feb 16
@IreneVincent. you might recognise pontoon as twenty ones... and solo Is not soliraire, itsa bit like rummy...but with slightly different hands/runs...like flush, royal flush , solo and misere....does that ring any bells.... I've just looked it up..it is also called whist. The link below takes you to a description of what it is and how to play ...if you like gin rummy I think you would really enjoy this game....
Home Page > Classified Index > Trick Taking Games > Boston group > Solo Whist This page is partly based on information from Frank O'Shaughnessy and David Morrison. Introduction Solo Whist is a plain-trick game with trumps and bidding, closely related to th