Lynn Walker recently celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends. Her five children (Robert, John, Erika, Pilar , Dana) , grandchildren (and a few great-grandchildren) traveled from Holland, England, Oregon, Colorado and Austin to host a birthday party for their “mum”. Many of Lynn’s bridge friends from Bridge Studios in East Texas attended the party at the Dottie Pirkle Bridge Studio in Athens.Lynn is a Life Master Bridge player with over 2,500 ACBL points. However, bridge is a very small part of her big life. Talking to her, you would never know she is a native of Utah as she has a British/African accent. She met her husband, Bob, when skiing in Colorado. He was a graduate of Colorado School of Mines. Bob played for the Los Angeles Rams for one season and then they left the United States traveling around the world as Bob worked on the oil rigs in Bahrain, the Persian Gulf, Holland and the Middle and Far East while Lynn kept the fires burning in Hague, Holland. They later moved to Brazil where Bob continued his work as an oil engineer working on rigs in various parts of the country.
She now lives in Brownsboro on the original farm she and her husband built in East Texas after they fled Rhodesia. Lynn continued in business after her husband passed away….continuing to use the tractors and farming equipment until just a few years ago. At 90, she has decided to take a rest from farming and enjoy playing more bridge with her friends. She has wonderful stories she shares with her bridge friends who find her experiences fascinating and somewhat scary. She plays bridge in Athens, Gun Barrel City, Canton and the occasional Unit 225 game but is now playing mostly in Athens. Ginger Rhamey, Director of the Dottie Pirkle Bridge Studio says finding a partner for Lynn is always easy….everyone enjoys playing bridge with her.
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If you've never played duplicate bridge before, we're sure you'll find it exciting and will greatly increase your enjoyment of the game of bridge. The American Contract Bridge League is the main bridge organization in North America. Check out their website for more information. You can play in any club or tournament whether or not you're an ACBL member. If you need a partner just give a call to the director or partnership chairman of a local club or tournament and they will help you get started.
A birthday party for Peggy Wright who is one of the original members of the Nacogdoches DBC formed over 55 years ago was recently held at Nacogdoches.
The East Texas Unit of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) is located in the North-East Corner of Texas. We extend from Texarkana to south of Nacogdoches, west to Wills Point, and north to Paris. We are bordered by Oklahoma and Lousiana, and by the District 16 Units of Dallas Unit 176, Houston Unit 174, and the SabineNeches Unit 201 (Beaumont). We are part of The Texas Regional Conference (District 16)and all part of the ACBL.
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Joe Ellis’s Birthday was celebrated in August at The Bridge Studio. Joe drives 80 miles each way to play bridge 2 to 3 times a week at the Cedar Creek studio. He has Directed clubs in our Unit in past years. He now prefers to be an active player.