Of course, I made invitations. 😉
Ever since I can remember and even before I came along, my family has played a card game called Continental. (it’s a version of rummy, I think)
The game was introduced to the family by my great aunts in Havana sometime around 1890.
We play it RABIDLY.
It’s a bit complicated to explain on this blog, but they do a good job of explaining the rules here.
We play it at EVERY. FAMILY. EVENT. No, seriously. Every one.
It’s kind of cut-throat, actually, and guess who is the most merciless?
Yep. The mild-mannered grandma.
She has a sort of "take-no-prisoners, punish-at-will" attitude.
The kids LOVE playing with her because she’s always full of surprises.
It’s almost a blood-bath really.
These people get SUPER competitive.
At 93 you would think she would have mellowed some, but noooo.
It gets pretty violent when grandma is in the game. I swear.
Adam and his friends LIVE for this. It’s pure Cuban comedy.
I’m sending invitations out today.
What she really wants to do for her 93rd birthday is go here:
She is still full of surprises.
Maybe she just really liked the idea of being queen for a day…
or maybe my sweet little nonagenarian mother really does enjoy blood sports. =D