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Misty_mown Interviewed by: jantrip12
 2/27/2005 Newsletter - What's Up Eliters! - Stories

Real Name: Margaret Rose Keigher
Location: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Sex: F
Age: 71
Marital Status: Married
Profession: Retired
Languages Spoken: English

More about Misty_mown


Who is Misty_mown?

My maiden name was Margaret Hindman and was born in Bolton, England to a Jewish father and an Irish mother, (Thomas and Honor Hindman), many years ago. I moved to Toronto Canada in 1953 where I met my husband Gerard Keigher and married April 7, 1956. I am the proud mother of 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl. My daughter, Kadnil_1959 is as a TD in Canay. My next move was westward to the beautiful province of British Columbia in 1970 where we now reside in the City of Surrey, south of Vancouver. I am a retire accountant, who is looking for a spare job for her husband to get out of my space and from underfoot. Any takers???

How did you learn about Eliters and when did you join?

Two good friends of mine that I played with in Cases Ladder told me about Elite League and asked me to join them there in Eliters Gin. I joined June 2000

When did you first become a Staff Member at Eliters and why?

I started TDing In Gin July 2000. I was asked by bear_music If I would like to be a TD. At that time I wasnít sure I up to the task but decided to a least give it a try.

Tell us about your career history at Eliters

I started out as a TD when Elite was a Cases MyLeague, and was promoted to HTD in gin within a few months. I helped out with criby and euchy as a crossover TD, as we were called at that time, when they were starting up those new leagues. When the opportunity arose I applied and received the position of HA in Canasta where I am still today.

What is it in your background that prepared you for all this?

My contribution as an accountant to a very successful catering and restaurant business that my husband and I owned. And if any one of you have ever worked for your own husband or wife, believe me that it is not an easy job.

Since being a HA, what would you tell everyone is most difficult part of your job? The most pleasurable? The biggest question is why do you do it?

The difficult part of my job is to let a TD go; it pulls at my heart. But I know at the same time its something that has to be done. The most pleasurable part of my job is seeing a TD advance up the ladder to GL or move on to AA and know that I have done a good job in leading them. Why do I do it? Now that a good question! All I can say here is that I love the challenge and all the friendships it brings.

Is there one person that stands out in your mind the most that has helped you in doing what you do for Eliters? If, so, who and why?

If I could only pick one person that has help me get to where I am now. I would have to choose Issa for his patience and understanding.

What game do you wish you could play better?

Canasta but one day Iím going to master it. So watch out when I do;-)

What do you do in your time away from Elite (do you have any free time away)?

Charity work, mainly helping my husband on Monday evenings to feed the poor and homeless people. Fundraising for the Kidney Foundation and Heart and Stroke Foundation.

If I were to ask your friends the best way to describe you, what do you think they would say?

Quiet, shy.

What makes Eliters different from the competition?

The family atmosphere, fairness, and the friendly environment.

What would you tell a prospective member who is trying to choose between Eliters and other, similar leagues?

Eliters offers many different games that they can choose to play. We are a tourney league only, and rank is based on your skills, not on who you play and also the very high standards set by our administration.

Whatís next for you?

Iím not sure what is next for me, I am taking one day at a time for now.

Any last words for our readers?

There are three things in life that, once they are gone, they never come back: Time, Words & Opportunity.

There are three things in life that are most valuable to me: Love, Self-confidence & Friends.

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