Friday, November 3, 2017

Bingo

I went with my Dad to bingo last night and he got a bingo!  As much as he likes the game he gets frustrated when he doesn’t win.  My Mother really doesn’t like bingo.  If I go then the vehicle is warm by the time I get there and I see that he gets safely in and out and back home again.  My Mother gets a few hours to do what ever she wants. 

Dad said “When I was a kid about 14 years old ( about 1940) and was at the County Fair I played bingo, three cards were on a piece of cardboard and it cost five cents to play.  We used corn to mark the numbers.  I used to be pretty lucky and would play a long time….I won cupie dolls and dogs…gave the dolls to the girls and the dogs to little boys…I didn’t keep a thing.  I just like the game of bingo.”

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Dad’s potatoes in bloom last summer.

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21 comments:

  1. I have never thought about potato blooms and was interested in seeing a picture of them. Thanks! I sure had no idea they are purple!

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  2. Sometimes it is fun to be in a big room of bingo players-And it is more fun to win a game. Bet your dad appreciates you being with him!

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  3. Our five year old grandson won BINGO last week in kindergarten and got a prize. He was thrilled! It was some sort of educational BINGO game.

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  4. I bet your Dad really appreciated you taking him to play bingo. Happy he won. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Your dad is a lucky one, first he has you and then he has bingo to win at. :-)

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  6. Sounds like your last couple days have been fun.

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  7. We would call your Dad a bingo fan.

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  8. I enjoy Bingo, but it's been years since I played.

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  9. I don't think I've ever seen potato blooms. Really pretty!
    I'm glad he won. I'm with your mom and would be home if I had the choice--LOL! But some people love bingo and can play for hours. :)

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  10. I haven't played bingo in ages, but like your dad, I enjoy the game.

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  11. I love that memory! It made me smile

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  12. My kids loved to play bingo at the county fair because they won things like candy and pop -- which I wouldn't buy for them! So nice you take your dad. I'm with my mom for awhile again in Florida. She does not like bingo!

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  13. Neat memory about playing bingo way back when! We played at home but not at the fair.

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  14. I went to play bingo once some years ago in a church basement. I worked at it for several hours and finally won a prize. A small white foam minnow bucket for ice fishing. Thinking I better quit while ahead I've never gone again. Incidently we live in the only county in Minnesota without a lake...:)

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  15. It was kind of you to take your dad to bingo. I'll bet your mom appreciated it too!

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  16. I've never seen potato blooms either. Fun! And what a sweet Bingo story. You're a good daughter.

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  17. Nice that your dad wants to go out to Bingo! Do you know what kind of potatoes the blooms are from? Maybe a red variety?

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  18. I too have fond memories of Bingo as my Aunt used to take my cousin Kay and I to Bingo at the VFW when we were young. Now I don't think children can go as it is considered gambling. I liked the Orange Crush and the popcorn and chips she bought us. How nice for you and your Dad to get out together and your Mom to have a little time to herself....you're a good daughter!

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  19. I like bingo too, but never go play :-/.

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