Friday, February 2, 2018

Scrabble Winner / El Ganador De Scrabble

IT ALL STARTED when our nephew Ryan recently emailed a copy of a score sheet that he found in the family's old Scrabble box. It was from a game San Geraldo and I played more than 25 years ago. That prompted me to open our travel Scrabble in search of other score sheets. What I found were games from the 1990s scored front-and-back on a Marriott Hotels notepad. The scoresheet from 28 June 1993 is an example of San Geraldo quitting because he was losing.

San Geraldo did win a game.

In 1991.

On April 20th.

It was a Saturday.

OK, he won a few games (not many) over the years, but this is MY blog.

Scrabble anyone?

TODO COMENZÓ CUANDO nuestro sobrino Ryan recientemente envió por correo electrónico una copia de una hoja de puntaje que encontró en la caja de Scrabble de la familia. Era de un juego que San Geraldo y yo jugamos hace más de 25 años. Eso me inspiró a abrir nuestro Scrabble de viaje en busca de otras hojas de puntaje. Lo que encontré fueron juegos de la década de 1990 anotados de frente y atrás en un bloc de notas de Hoteles Marriott. La hoja de puntaje del 28 de junio de 1993 es un ejemplo de que San Geraldo renunció porque estaba perdiendo. 

San Geraldo ganó un juego. 

En 1991. 

En el 20 de abril. 

Fue un sábado.

OK, ganó unos juegos (no muchos) a lo largo de los años, pero este es MI blog. 

¿Scrabble a alguien?






21 comments:

  1. All hail the King of Scrabble! I feel for San Geraldo because I always seem to lose at Scrabble too.

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    1. Debra:
      Jerry is good at using all of his letters and getting that huge bonus... except he doesn't like having a time limit.

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  2. I love Scrabble! We have a board stashed away in our trailer for when we go camping. That and, of course dominoes. I love the poetry of putting words together (when I can remember words). My hubby refuses to play any form of Trivial Pursuit with me, so we compromise on games he has a chance of winning :)

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    1. Deedles:
      We got into Dominoes when we lived in Palm Springs. We have a beautiful travel set that was given to us as a gift but have never used it. We both loved Trivial Pursuit but haven't played it in years.

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  3. LOL! Looks like our score sheets!! 'R' usually being the winner....'J' trailing behind!!

    I like that 'travel scrabble' board.

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    1. Jim:
      The travel set is great. We should start taking it with us again. But I'll have to get another hotel notepad.

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  4. I have one of those travel scrabble sets too! I challenge you!

    I also have monopoly (philly edition), double 9 dominoes, yatzee, connect 4 (travel edition), and the simpsons chess set.

    @deedles, I'd go head-to-head with you at trivial pursuit!

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    1. anne marie:
      Jerry used to beg me to play and then he would pout and quit if (when) he wasn't winning. We gave away all our big game boxes when we moved to Spain. But we did keep Travel Scrabble, Yahtzee, and Dominoes. Maybe time to pull them out again.

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  5. I love to play scrabble, but Dennis does not like it at all. I wonder if he would play Boggle? Do you and SG play Boggle?

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    1. Wilma:
      Jerry loves any kind of game. I don't think either of us have ever played Boggle.

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  6. I think San Geraldo might have some choice words if you ever start a new game.

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    1. Bob:
      Jerry, like Carlos, is such a good sport (when it comes to the blog). Jerry, however, is not a good sport when it comes to playing games. He really likes to win.

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    1. Adam:
      I love it. Haven't played for a very long time and this post has made me miss it.

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  8. More interesting than the score sheets would be a shot of the completed boards (probably not very practical in the days before phone cameras). I wonder if we'd be able to tell whose word was whose? Had I been playing, my words would be it, is, be, in, my, to, too, two, and, so, on (see what I did there?).

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      You're so clever. Jerry often used very big words but he took 15 minutes to form them! I then insisted on the timer. He wasn't happy.

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  9. I shy away from anything that involves spelling without autocorrect

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    1. Travel:
      I wonder what it would be like to play now after all these years of autocorrect!

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  10. hmmm.. nothing quite like a sore winner.... just saying....

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    1. Willym:
      The truth is I'm not a gloater, except here. Jerry on the other hand pouts when he loses and gloats when he wins. But he IS very entertaining.

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  11. I am constantly playing scrabble on an app on the phone. I would enjoy playing with you but mind! I am not very good at it.

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