- My grandfather Creighton loved cribbage and played with everyone in my family
- My grandmother Rhea (Coughlin) Moynahan would always organize card games for her grandchildren at the kitchen table.
- My father and step mother are euchre champions
- My Coughlin ancestors mention euchre at the beginning of this 1940 recording (Track 6 (3:05))
- My Windsor relatives would always play cards in the evening when we visited from Toronto
|The Border Cities Star; 7 Jun 1935 (page 25/42)|
In 1935, the Catholic Women's League (C.W.L.) of Our Lady of Prompt Succor (O.L.P.S.) organized their most successful bridge tea in their history.
There were 145 tables in play and a number of women organized bridge tables in their own homes and later took their guests to the church auditorium where tea was served.
|Source: The Border Cities Star; 7 Jun 1935 (page 25/42)|
|Source: The Post: “Bridge Party” by George Hughes; Nov 28, 1953|
And my ancestors who were in attendance at the 1935 Catholic Women's League (C.W.L.) of Our Lady of Prompt Succor (O.L.P.S.) Bridge Tea included:
|The Border Cities Star; 7 Jun 1935 (page 28/42)|
I also learned that bridge playing was so popular in Windsor that there were regular newspaper columns on Contract Bridge strategies such as this one below:
|Source: Border Cities Star; 15 June 1935|
I asked my father, "Does anybody even play bridge anymore?" to which he responded, "Oh yes!"and that makes me very happy.
|Life Magazine; Nina Leen; Women Playing Bridge|
Some Bridge Links
- Why Play Bridge? https://www.bridgeworld.com/indexphp.php?page=/pages/learn/beginners/whyplaybridge.html
- "At the Bridge Table, Clues to a Lucid Old Age". The New York Times. 22 May 2009.