Our Lake Oswego group was honored to be the first to try out the new word list in tournament play. It was a calm beginning, with an occasional EW, Scott Smith hosted us and shared the performance prize with Joanne Manson.
In a recent post, Larry Rand said, “we welcomed in the 2019 New Year with a seven night sailing on Celebrity’s newest ship, Edge. Technologically, it is the best cruise ship in the world. You may wish to google it for more information.” If you view the photos at vanrandtravel1.smugmug.com/W-Caribbean-on-the-Edge-1-2019, you’ll get some indication of the grandeur of this vessel. Here’s a small sample:
From Joan’s sister Mary via Mike Baron:
Dear friends and family,
Joan’s Memorial will be on Sunday afternoon, February 24 at 3:30 p.m. at her apartment, 488 Merritt Avenue in Oakland. If you know of folks who would like to come, please go ahead and invite them. Do keep me in the loop so I have some idea how many are coming.
Please bring Joan stories to share. We will offer finger food and wine and NA drinks.
Thank you all for your wonderful support in this difficult time.
From Dave Postal:
With co-director Paul Rickhoff, twenty four Scrabblers forewent New Orleans,
the Rams football playoff game, local illness and seasonably cool weather to
play in our first Long Beach tournament of 2019. The winners of div A were
Yuki Loritz (1st), Elizabeth Ralston (2nd). Div B winners were Dani Roter
(1st) and David Baran (2nd) and Div C winners were Keith Forman (1st) and
Margaret Hughes (2nd). They are flanked by the directors and winners of
high win, high game and high loss awards.
Joanie Scafuto was the special word winner, playing the most letters in the
word GAMES by playing…..GAMES! Nobody told her to stop playing games, so she did. She also took all the
pictures, except the one of herself!
Those of you who shared the info before, please feel free to do so again and it is OK to include my email.
Joan Mocine was a vital part of our word game players’ world for many years. Well known for her graciousness and wit, she was a great friend as well as a competitive player.