Mom asked me to play cards with her and Floyd last night. I haven’t done that in ages. “Sure,” I said. I put on some music, and Floyd dealt the cards.
The object of the game is to get rid of a stack of 21 cards by playing them, each person in turn, on stacks from A to Q in the middle of the table. Sometimes we move one, two, or more cards during our turns, but most times we just take turns around the table and accomplish nothing – take a card to start, try to play, and finally discard a card.
We went around and around for 20 minutes without much action. Mom & Floyd played several cards from their stack of 21. Mine stood still. I couldn’t move any. I pointed this out to them. “You haven’t moved any?” “Not yet,” I replied.
I think Floyd took pity on me and played two As on the table. My turn came around, and I used my first card. Then another. Then two As came up. I used them to start two new stacks and built on them – A, 2, 3 … up to Q. I kept playing. Six or seven stacks were started on the table. The cards just kept lining up, and I played them.
Why make an ongoing letter entry on this? Not only did I win the game when M&F were miles ahead of me, but this is the first time in my life I used up the entire stack of 21 cards in one hand.