I started playing in 1976, and loved it!! I quit playing for periods of time when my 3 children were young. By the third child, I had her enrolled in Mothers Day Out before she was born and played once a week. After they were all in school, I played as often as I could during the week and went to tournaments around the Houston area (numerous) where I lived. I was elected President of the Friday Club at the Houston Bridge & Games Studio and was the youngest ever to hold that position. At the end of my year, I received a standing ovation which is one of my fondest memories. I became a Life Master in Dallas in 1984 and became a Diamond Life Master a couple of years ago. Now I have 5350 MP and unlike so many, I am proud of them. I am also a club director, an accredited ACBL teacher and owned a bridge club for 3 years before moving to Mississippi. We live only 9 minutes away from the ACBL headquarters because my husband insisted on being "close to work." Moving was an adjustment, having lived in Scottsdale, AZ for 21 years. After 6 years, I have found that I love northern Mississippi, my home, and my newer friends. We have a very fulfilling life here. I now go to almost all of the nationals for 15 days (5 days earlier than they start), several regionals and local sectionals. I enjoy visiting my children and grandchildren and feel fortunate that they all 3 live in Houston. So, now I have updated my profile as suggested and hope others will too so we can be more of a "community."\n
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