Written by Joy Porter, AU student and CCE Fellow.
New week, new games.
This week, we decided to mix it up a bit in our Wonderful Wednesday program in the Porter neighborhood, introducing a few new games. Our right side of the table with Charlotte Mattox, Annie Avery, Edward Echols, Ruth Lockhart and Ruby Morgan played the card game ‘Tonk.’ Most of the Porter residents had played the game before, but Ms. Mattox was new to the game. Even though she had never played before, she definitely held her own in their games, even coming out as the winner of a few hands.
On the left side of the table, Virginia Scoggins, Mary Katherine Dean, Jessica Davis, and I played the card game ‘Phase 10.’ I first learned about this game from the Porter folks, so I was really excited to be able to play and to challenge one of the Porter neighborhood’s ultimate competitors, Ms. Scoggins. After a slow start, I was able to come from behind and tie Ms. Scoggins and Jessica for the lead. Unfortunately, our time ran out before we were able to finish the game, but I fully expect to challenge those ladies to a rematch next week.
This week, we also began putting together a 500-piece puzzle as a group. Right now, we just have the edges completed so it doesn’t look too much like the picture (a kitten chasing a butterfly) yet, but I’ll be sure to post pictures updating our progress as we work on it this semester.