For you tried and true Bingo players out there..do you remember your first Bingo? I think mine was on a fairground at a huge tent. You picked a stool and a runner came over and sold you a card for 10 cents. You covered your spots with hard kernels of corn that were up in the top section of the counter you sat at. I loved looking at all the prizes you could win all stacked in the middle. If you won you got a ticket.. and all the prizes were different amounts of tickets.
Then I played with the cards that had the little red windows that you slipped sideways to cover a called number. It was less messy than the corn. Then came the paper cards and the daubers.
I think I have had the same two daubers for over ten years now..how about 14 years. I think we were building the house and still living in the camper when I bought one green dauber and one red one. I don’t go to Bingo every week that’s for sure.
When we lived in Buxton North Dakota I had a part time job..you guessed it. Bingo caller and Black Jack Dealer in the little bar on main street. I had previous Black Jack Dealer experience but being a Bingo caller was something I had never done before. I really enjoyed it!
Last night my sister and my nephew were here so we all went to Bingo with my parents. My Dad goes to Bingo just about every week. He has a friend who is blind and plays with braille cards..Dad faithfully picks Darrell up and drives him to Bingo. My Mother often times stays home and sews while Dad is gone.
I won once, Mom won twice and nephew Jake hollered “BINGO” for his very first time.
My sister Julie and her son Jacob or Jake.
Jake came to visit because he is leaving shortly for Ohi Japan where he will be teaching English. He speaks and writes Japanese. He spend part of last year studying in Japan. He is very excited about this upcoming year. He told me that Saki tastes a little like vodka mixed with wine and he likes sushi…both things I have never tried. His apartment is all set up and waiting for his arrival..it should be a wonderful adventure for him:)