I begin playing bridge in the 70’s. I was familiar with Bridge because my Mother played when I was a child. However, it wasn’t until the 70’s that I took bridge lessons from the Meridian, MS Parks and Recreation. From these lessons I taught my husband, Norman, how to play. We played at the local duplicate bridge club. We played there for about 5 years. Then moving to southwest MS, where there was no duplicate bridge club locally, we took a leave of absence from bridge for over 30 years. After we both retired, we moved to Gulf Breeze, FL. We began playing bridge at the Pensacola Bridge Club on Tuesday night with Larry and Barbara Westholm. Many programs at PBC helped me develop my bridge skills. One of my favorites was the mentoring program at the PBC. We benefited greatly from this program. Another helpful exercise was viewing hands we played that day. Lessons from our experts, were equally beneficial. Throughout this past year, we practiced on the Bridgebase website. During the shutdowns, the virtual club play has enabled me to earn the last few remaining points needed to become a Life Master. I look forward to the reopening of the local clubs.

Debbie Crain