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That sounds like a really fun game to me. I like the fact that you change tables so you get to meet everyone playing. My mother used to belong to a bridge club that played in different people's homes every couple of weeks. It was an afternoon club and they always tried to do each other with fancy desserts. I played with them a few times when someone else couldn't come but I haven't played for years.

We played either bridge or hearts in college (often when we should have been in class). I have also played Euchre and Canasta but that was years ago -- back in the 60s. More recently I learned to play Rumicube and Mexican Train Dominos when we lived in Ecuador -- these games were played with expats from the US.

I don't know what we will play tonight -- it will be interesting to find out what games people play here in this community.

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The way we play Bunco is pretty easy and new people to the game don't have a problem with it. We let the losers stay at the table and the winners move to the next table but you change partners. We will have 5 tables set up. We are not fancy. We have a big garage that my DH keeps junk free so we set up the tables in the garage and have a few space heaters going. We socialize for a while before playing and do the eating then. We don't put food on the tables while playing. It is fun because you get to socialize a lot while playing. We will have prizes for low score, high score and most Bunco's. My mother in law used to be in a Bunco club that had 12 ladies each take a turn hosting one game a month at their home. This was in Southern California but my mother in law grew up in Western NY. I will have to ask her where she learned the game.

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Thnx for the explanation, Karen...actually sounds like fun.
My good friend has learned and loved Mah Jong...or however that is spelled.
I play a lot of board games with my grands...thank Gawd they have outgrown Chutes and Ladders!
We enjoy Rumicub (we skip the very last score keeping part) and Quirkle and Uno.
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Bunco is a really REALLY easy dice game - it's very popular with military wives and women's clubs all over the United States. It's so easy you can do it and DRINK and eat food all at the same time. Really, you are all rolling for sixes, then fives, then fours, etc. each time. You get points for the more of the dice you roll of whatever number you are on.

At the end of the game, prizes for best, worst, and everything in between. The best part about Bunco is that you change tables (the highest person on each roll goes up a table) but you don't all change tables, so you are constantly visiting with other people. A very social game, but you don't need any math skills at all so kids could easily learn it. So much fun. Although when I played it when we were military there were candy bowls of different kinds on each table. So much snacky food that's hard to resist. And Julia the Head Table is just the table that most of the winners are at (although the "loser" of each round goes to the bottom table so that the winner from each round can come up) so it's a preferred place since you probably have more points from winning more games.

Anyway - I don't know how to play bridge, pitch, hearts or spades or Euchre or Canasta. But I know every one of the 146 rules of Craps - so I could learn I suppose if I was in a group. And of course I live in Texas - I know Hold'Em really well. Interestingly enough - I don't have the strategy to play it, but I can deal it. I love tournaments. I've met a few "real" poker players in this big one in January that is a fund raiser here in San Antonio.

Bev Anne your community sounds like it's something I'd want to belong to.

I want to wish everyone a very safe and happy New Year's Eve and best of wishes for 2020!!



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I have at least heard of Bridge...but can't say I've ever played, or none that I can remember playing. Or I didn't like it and finally developed amnesia !! haaha.

I just remember going away to church college in California and frequently the students would get together on weekends or during breaks (spring/ fall etc) and they'd all be trying to play the preferred game in their home area.

One night I got a call and two of the other girls from Kansas were there, begging me to go over and help them teach their "group" (the fellas, I think mostly??) how to play pitch. I wasn't really a strong player but I at least had the basic idea. But then later on, the Texans that were in the group got tired of playing Pitch and they wanted to play Poker. I'm not sure what Oklahoma's "game" is - probably pitch or poker, depending on where in the state.

As it turned out, some in the group were from areas of USA that liked to play HEARTS or SPADES - two different games, both played similar to Pitch, but in Hearts, the Hearts were always the trump. Spades - same deal - the Spades were always the trump. In Pitch... ya just had to go out on a limb and hope your partner had enough on the ball to know when to pull in the cards you didn't have. Whoever had the 2 got that point for their team regardless. So if you had it, that was a good way to add an extra point to your bid.

I had a friend in Indiana and her church area had a big annual Euchre card game party every year. I have *no* idea how that was played.

I don't remember any card games favored when we lived in Florida or when I lived in Arkansas.

My mom recalls that when she was a kid growing up in Long Beach, CA the favorite game in her neighborhood or at least with her parents and grandparents was Canasta (basically 1940's-1950's..

Then this Bunco thing ... but I don't think it's actually a card game. I can't remember. It was just confusing. Seems like we all had some little round thing?

Oh, I'm so dumb, I finally went and looked it up... you play it with dice and complicated (to me, who is not a maths major!) counting spots on the dice with various rules like some spots worth more than others..I remember the dice now. Maybe ours were wooden ones? Then there was this business of a Head Table discussed and I remember that huge mess, because I could NOT hear what head table was yammering on about. So for me, Bunco wasn't worth playing or really trying to master.

But yea, in America, it does seem like there were regional card game preferences...

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Well, I have never heard of either one. Bridge is probably the most popular card game here in Canada -- except for poker that is.

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I can see why we are a country divided (us Americans, anyway).
I may have at least heard of pitch but never bunko.
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I think BUNCO is more of an East coast game... we had a pastor who was with us after they moved in from Pennsylvania, and they tried their hardest to have us do bunco parties every winter after services (after dark)... but in our area of Kansas, we always played Pitch (which is very similar to hearts or spades, except the suit is whatever the person who bid the highest and wins the trick - whatever they want.). Bunco seemed unreasonably complicated, and we were playing with a lot of children who I don't think understood/remembered instructions. As a result it seemed like there was a lot of "cheating" going on where they would claim they had played something - especially the hyper kids with a poor attention span (I forget - and with menopause brain back then, wasn't like I had a good attention span - plus, being deaf and they were all yelling out stuff without a PA system. It was a mess!)...and the problem was, the adults didn't know how to play either. It was an insane mess. We had like 10-15 tables set up, played in pairs.

But ... oddly...I have a friend up a few miles north of us who has lived in KS all her life (grew up playing pitch like the rest of us common folk!), and I guess because of her husband and/or his co-workers (all lawyers) and/or their spouses, she is involved in bunco several times a year with a small group of friends. So I guess for many places its better played with 2 or 4 tables, less confusing. I'm thinking when a hand is won, then the partners switch sides and the winners go to one table and losers move down a table? Something like that? seems like they had separate little wooden game pieces.

But yea, I'm totally CLUELESS! I just remember it seeming unnecessarily complicated...

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What's a Bunco party?

We are having a get together at the Amenities Centre of our Condo complex. About 35 people will be attending and we will play games, chat and toast the New Year.

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I've been invited to a casino party at a very close neighbor's house! So no traveling downtown where people are CRAZY on New Year's Eve, and fun fun since I love casinos! I usually am dealing craps, so it'll be fun to be on the other side of the table, but I imagine I will give the host a few hours where he can play and I will deal!

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I'm having a Bunco party tomorrow night. What are your New Year's eve plans?

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I would love to see Australia and NZ but....
I have always wanted the experience of living in a foreign country and we came SO close to having two years in Italy in our AF days but his orders were changed at the last moment.
We lived in Monterey CA for two years, Texas for a year and a fe months and MD for almost 7 years before moving back to RI to stay in 1978.

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My husband doesn't like to travel so any travelling I do will have to be on my own or with someone else. I have always wanted to see Australia (and New Zealand) but it's a long way to go and I don't think I will make it in this lifetime. I have been to Scotland and England but not the European continent -- I wouldn't mind seeing England again but have never had any real desire to go to Europe. I loved living in Ecuador and would love to go back there again but time will tell. The US is out of bounds for me now because of my age and their expensive health care (travel Insurance is not known for its reliability) -- I am relatively healthy but don't want to take unnecessary risks. There is still a lot of Canada I would like to see.

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Ha - interesting! We almost went to Australia in 2001 when one of our Intel planes strayed into Chinese air space and the jet was forced to land in Haiman China. That coupled with the fact that we were living in South Korea and my husband was doing Intel for the military kibashed that plan. Still looking forward to seeing Australia/New Zealand one of these days!

Hubs and I were talking last night about future travel plans - Italy is high on my list. Scotland/Ireland is on his list. So many places, so few dollars...


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Ahhh I loved both of our trips to Ireland!! I hope you get to go soon!

We almost went to Australia in 2000, but at the last minute to decide, we ended up deciding to go to Jordan and a side trip to Egypt. Were supposed to go on a side trip to Israel and travel plans kinda disintegrated because of the bombing of USS Cole...

So someday, Australia and/or New Zealand!! Or both!

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I love Jamaica,too...going back in March!
I love snorkeling, too.
I owned a house in Anguilla ( near St Martin ) for 13 years and snorkeled every chance I got!
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I love to snorkel too. My favourite place was probably Hanauma Bay in Hawaii but I have also been snorkelling in Mexico, Cuba, and the Galapagos Islands.

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Happy Saturday. I have been to Jamaica 7 times. I have traveled all over the island. If you notice my inspirational quote it is by Bob Marley. I love to snorkel and go exploring. Other travel destinations include Mexico and Germany. I would love to go to Ireland and Australia someday.

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Hey Cat - I love to hear from people who have actually hit goal and are staying there!!

Do you have any tips/tricks for staying at goal once you have reached it?

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Just found this thread! Love it!

I usually access thru my iPad app and don’t get to the website often,..... but will look for you when I do!

Weird diet... well, i was vegetarian for25+ years... not really weird now, but back then it was for mostly hippies.

A bit about me, I’m a 67 year old retired lady.

I’ve traveled in every State, most of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific islands, Philippines, Caribbean, Africa...... And when I retired, hung up my hammock in the deep woods of Southern Oregon.

Mom to 3 Yorkies. Bad Leroy Brown, 14. Buster Brown, 3. And Charlie Brown, 9 months and full of mischief!

Happily married 10 years ....both of us had been widowed, so everyday is a new blessing.

jewelry making, crafts and reading take up a lot of my time since a total shoulder replacement in 2018 left my left shoulder messed up so I can no longer ride my motorcycle.

We’ve been doing low carb since Dec 2018 and I hit my goal weight (set by Dr) a few months ago and have successfully maintained.

Looking forward to learning more about you all!


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Weird diets? I think I tried a lot of them. In High School, I basically skipped breakfast, ate a full meal at school cafeteria and would take any of the seconds that they offered if they had seconds available and/or if the seconds were foods that were kosher. Drank water all morning and after lunch. My family was the type to be nosey if I ate "different", and I was already having stressful situations, really abusive situations but no place to go get help. So I'd just eat whatever my mom served and was careful to not ask for seconds. Then after dinner I'd go for a walk by myself (small town, it was safe...back then...)... and I managed to loose about 30 pounds. It was a struggle to keep it off the rest of my Junior and Senior year, although I finished classes and graduated a semester earlier. Then in college it was usually a variation of the above, no breakfast, larger lunches, smaller dinners. When I was married to ex-DH1, I experimented with the Atkins diet but he was the kind to argue that it was strickly calories in calories out. He had gained weight in the Navy, and hated it (he was working in the ship kitchen), and he had no trouble losing the weight when he got out of the Navy, and so therefore, it should be just as "easy" for me. So my weight was always a huge bone of contention during our brief 4 year marriage...and I really gained weight after the divorce and during the 7 years my DH2 and I dated before we got married. But I've just never found anything that worked long term, even the KETO. I guess I've just had hormonal issues from waaay back maybe even junior high and just didn't know what they were called and didn't have a way to get help for it all then.

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Ahh wasn't online much yesterday - helping a friend out...

I know a LOT of my old addresses!! The first two or three that I'm aware of that I lived in when I was born, I don't know those addresses. And several of our addresses, back in the day, were merely the "Rural Route 2, Box ??" pre-911 address days. The MailBoxes Etc address - I'm not sure I even have it written down. I was just mad at them when I switched over to a USPS. The first USPS Box address I had in the 70's was in a small town, and for many years after I moved away, I could even remember the lockbox combination. So I'd open the box and verify the new owners of the box and then close the box (didn't mess with their mail itself.). The last time I was in town, the mail boxes had been re-done with the lock and key mechanisms, no more of the combination locks. (but you see them all over in antique stores and retro type online stores, converted into piggy banks or lamps etc.).

As for my SO - well... my ex and I and my (future) DH2 all went to same church. I just knew my future DH2 as sort of the "nerdy bachelor friend of my ex-husband (or as my husband, at the time, the DH1.). They would go to science fiction and Star Trek movies in the 80's together without me, so that DH1 could get a feel for what the movie was about, before he took me. He wasn't good at explaining the dialogue or the situations in the movie that I couldn't hear, and this was in the days before open captioning or closed captioning (like the Sony glasses or the DoReMi gooseneck LED viewers etc.). He "thought" he could deal with my deafness while we were dating and first married, but then it drove him nuts and it was always an "issue" ... that and other "issues".

Eventually we got divorced even after hours of counseling with our pastor. He left our congregation ( the whole "not pleased to dwell"... thang.)...and awhile later, like I don't remember really how many weeks, maybe a month or more), the "nerdy friend" came up and asked where my husband was (we were legally separated for 6 months before finally filing for divorce). We got to chatting and he seemed genuinely pained to hear. They continued to maintain their friendship awhile, outside of church, and I had my changes in life to deal with, getting a job, moving to apartment, moving in with a female roommate to share expenses.

But we continued to visit some at church. I learned then what he did for a living (software engineer) and for awhile it was weird because I'd see him at church and then I wouldn't for like 1-3 weeks, and turned out he had to travel a lot for his job and might be 2 or 3 weeks at a job site in Calif. or in NC. I started trying to keep him in the loop, so far as what was going on at church - we really didn't have much of a way to keep congregation informed other than a "phone tree hotline" type deal (this was 1980's so none of us really had PC's, email, etc - although my friend did because he was a software engineer and so the big computer companies did have email etc.). I ended up with email because of computer classes when I went back to college after my divorce.

We just kept learning more about each other on a super casual basis (our church was one of those "see a guy and a gal sit next to each other one service and ohhhh lalala when are the wedding bells gonna ring?" kind of nosing about anyone's business, so we were just keeping it real cool, acting like we hardly knew each other, but in contact during the week.

Then I found out he was a season ticket holder to the Symphony in town, and I had this older girlfriend who (insert long story here) was herself divorced and had her own complex life and an adopted daughter etc, so she was really encouraging me to continue my friendship with (not yet) DH2, and she was a discreet person, and so things weren't discussed with others. I found out that at my college I could get free tickets to the symphony and went one weekend, but he wasn't there. Then later, I found out his tickets were set for the sunday concerts, not the Sat night concerts, so the NEXT concert, I got a sunday ticket and voila! he was there! We were in the same side headed out to the same door after the concert. My girlfriend had coached me on how to "ask for a date without seeming to ask for a date" bringing up the issue of what plans we had for after the concert. He was planning to go back to work some more, as he typically put in extra hours on the weekend (salary).. and I forget exactly but was saying something about yea, I wanted to go get something to eat before I went home. He just took the bait and suggested we go eat somewhere together before he went to work. We narrowed it down to Pizza Hut (that building is no longer there), and while there, we just discovered more and more things we had in common and more and more things we found interesting about the other. That date lasted like 3 or 4 hours - both of us bemoaning the fact that this Pizza Hut didn't offer DrPepper, so we were served a pitcher of Pepsi. After a pitcher or two of soda pop, I was about to die, and so was he. But neither of us wanted to "break the spell" having to go to the restroom. Eventually I had to go!! And then of course, it was like well... the reality is that the date was fun, but he still needed to go do some work and I had stuff to do, but we both knew we were gonna get together again for another date SOON!

It took almost 7 years of dating and other life interferences before we finally got married in 1995, so this coming September will be our 25th wedding anniversary with DH2/SM1 (Soul Mate 1).

I'm sure this was more than you wanted to read....

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Hahahaha...these are so funny...what were we thinking?!?
I never was much for the weird diets...not good at gagging things down and as soon as I felt realllly hungry I would say ‘Well, forget that!’
I couldn’t even get Slimfast down!
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The weirdest diet I ever tried was in the late 60s. It was boiled eggs and cooked spinach. I cannot stand the texture of cooked spinach so I had to choke it down. After a couple of days of gagging, I realized that this was not going to be a sustainable diet for me.

I also tried the pineapple diet and enjoyed it but I don't recall losing any weight.

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The weirdest diet I did was in the late 1970's - the pineapple diet : eat a moderate, low fat diet for 5 days and then nothing but pineapple for 2 days every week. I did lose weight, but I had sores on my lips and inside my mouth from the acid of the pineapple.

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I could have easily made bad choices - lucky for me it's been a good ride!!

Another question - what is the weirdest diet you've ever done?

I did the liquid protein diet in the 80s -- have a tablespoon 3 times a day. I had to add it to a can of Fresca to make it go down. When I think of how unhealthy that was... but back then we didn't know about artificial sweeteners and it tasted so bad. I think I lasted a week and it took me a week to gain it all back.

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Met my DH in 2008 at a party through Meetup. 2nd marriage for me but so much better than the first time.

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So glad to hear that Elizabeth - both my sons (now 27 and 29) married their first girlfriend. It's been 3+ years of marriage, more than 10 together for #1 and more than 5 for #2. I went through plenty of losers before I found my husband at the ripe old age of 28. We got married at 29 (he was 26) after 3 months of engagement.

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We were the proverbial high school sweethearts... I was 15, he was 17.

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I met my husband at university in the Chess Club. I had decided that I wanted to learn to play chess well enough to beat a young friend at home. I never did learn to play chess well but we have been married for 53 years now. He still plays Chess but I prefer Scrabble.

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Met my DH doing theater - we were cast in a play together in 1993. He has lived all over, but I have lived most of my life in Washington State. We bought a house together in 1994 with a 5 year plan to sell it and get something smaller. Never happened - we like the house and the neighborhood too much to leave.

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LOL Julia - do you keep track of your addresses? I could recognize the street name, but I've totally lost track of our previous addresses.

Here's an interesting question - where did you meet your SO?

I met mine in Alaska at a racquetball tournament... 32 years and two boys later... here we are.



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We weren't in the military but we moved around a lot. By the time my current husband and I married almost 25 years ago, I had lived in or had 40 different mailing addresses (like I lived two different places in Little Rock, AR the two years I lived there, but had 4 different addresses - I'd gotten a MailBoxes Etc address because of mail theft, and then switched to a USPS Post Office because it was cheaper.). So I've been in this house 24 years now this month and I think it's time to move again! (although I don't want to do the work of moving, haha!).

She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.
Proverbs 31:17


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You are all fascinating women. I was born in Germany. My dad was in the army. We moved here when I was 6 months old. I have been back to visit a few times since my mother took us to see her relatives.

“love the life you live, live the life you love.” - Bob Marley

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Ha Elizabeth - got me to think: We have moved 17 times in 25 years (Air Force as well) but have been in our current house for 15 years now. The longest ever for me!!

Also - I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do that I got when we were stationed in South Korea.



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Believe it or not - I joined this group almost 13 years ago when it was ' Low carb over 40' - how time does fly!

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We moved 13 times in the first ten years of our marriage (AirForce).


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I have lived in 14 towns/cities in Canada and one in Ecuador, some places more than once.

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I love this thread...get to read cool stuff and talk about myself!
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I am one of fourteen children...one mom,one dad,seven boys and seven girls.
NEVER a dull moment!


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Random fact about me... hmmm I could probably fill a book. I've been hard of hearing since birth and it continues on to this day - from untreated Rh blood factor incompatibility that my parents had...

She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.
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I have a rod & two screws in my left leg. Makes exercising a bit of a challenge some days.

“love the life you live, live the life you love.” - Bob Marley

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Hey, Karen...we thought the same thing when my dear man had to work in Miami for most of a year...although he had a long weekend home every three weeks or so.
We ‘had to get married’ as they used to say back in the day...51 years ago...and still having fun every single day!
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I have been married nearly 32 years - yet am in a long distance relationship with DH this year. He has taken a job in Hawaii (we live in Texas) for 2-3 years, and it's been fun "dating" again when we do get to see each other!



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I love to experience new people, places and things. I lived in Ecuador for 6 years and enjoyed learning about their culture.

Bev Anne
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Another team I'm on had this idea. Each day let us know a random fact about you. I hope some of you join me.

My random fact for today: I love being in the woods.

“love the life you live, live the life you love.” - Bob Marley

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