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Starting out their afternoon of card playing are (clockwise from Doris Neff with her back to the camera)
Ramona Amore, Myrthe McKnight, Dwane Hunt, Libby Koch, Norval Brigner, Ed Brown,
Lova Brown, Lloyd Hunt, and Pauline Hunt. (L. Bliss photo)
40 years of Card Playing

By Lyn Bliss, Senior Scribe

“Laughter is the best medicine and we do lots of that!” said Libby Koch about the afternoons the group spends playing cards and socializing.

For more than 40 years, the group has been playing cards every Wednesday afternoon at the Greenville VFW.  There are three members of the original group still playing.

Ramona Amore is the youngest of the group at 82. Oldest is Lova Brown at 94. Pauline and Lloyd Hunt are from West Milton. Lova and Ed Brown are from Arcanum.

“Sometimes we forget whose deal it is, or what the score is….and it seems to happen more often!” joked Pauline Hunt who was the score keeper for the day.

The group gathers and socializes, then plays Euchre from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. They use either three or four decks – depending upon how many are there that particular day. After the card game, they go out to eat somewhere. They all agreed that they try to find a different place each week.

A Christmas party used to be among their other activities, as did going out dancing, “until they closed all the dance halls on us.” said Pauline Hunt.

The consensus of all was that they have a very good time. The women said the men cheat occasionally………but, then the men accused the women of the same practice.

If laughter is indeed the best medicine, hopefully there will be another story on the group when it starts its 50th year of card playing!

Left to right are the members of the Wednesday afternoon card players: Myrthe McKnight,
Ramona Amore, Pauline Hunt, Doris Neff, Lloyd Hunt, Norval Brigner, Libby Koch, Dwane Hunt,
Lova Brown(front) and Ed Brown. (L. Bliss photo)

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