Visiting from Texas, my sister had the brilliant idea of heading to our grandmother's residence for a few games of Euchre. We whupped her ass!
Now, now. I'm actually a very gracious winner. But many moons ago – back when we were knee-high to a grasshopper – Nana taught us both how to play. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher. Even at 91, she's still recognized in her circle of friends as a Euchre whiz! So the only reason I'm excited is that we've reached a point where we're at least on par with her skills.
Actually, that's not the ONLY reason I'm excited. I'm also happy to have found a good way to spend time with my Nana. I don't know why I hadn't thought of this before. Nana loves Euchre, I love Euchre, I rarely have a group of friends willing to play, and visiting over a game of cards is waaaay more fun than sitting around in front of the telly in her room.
I'm gonna make this a semi-regular occurrence. Junkii might even learn how to play Euchre so he can join us. Not sure if we'll ever be able to clean Nana's clock the way my sister and I did, but this is definitely a good example of "it's not whether you win or lose." It's about spending time with your aging granny.