Tell us a little about yourself
Originated in Connecticut, but was tired of the cold. Went too far south, now I can't stand the heat. Have 2 to 4 children (I count my niece and nephew, since raised them too). There are 5 grandchildren, of which 2 are married. No great grandchildren yet. I like to travel and paint.
What do you like to do away from the computer?
I've taken up porcelain painting, and I put in 12 to 20 overtime hours a week at work.
How did you learn about Eliters and when did you join?
I was part of the backgammon league before Eliters. The members weren't all that happy with the league and the format. Issa had the means and wherewithal to set up the tournament only "Elite League" and I was invited to join. At first, the only way to obtain YEPs was to win tournaments. Being out of YEPs, I posted a fond farewell in the club which, in part, was a catalyst in setting up the YEP system. There were a few chants of "save the virgin." The rest is history.
How did you pick your Eliters' name? Is this your one and only?
My name was picked long before Eliters. It used to be toots mcgee, but I lost so many games, I felt like a sacrificial virgin. Soooooo......
What is your preferred playsite and why?
Yahoo only. It's the only one that accepts my full name.
What made you keep coming back to Eliters?
I love you folks. The Eliters family is caring and genuine. The hardworking TDs are the greatest. It's fun and safe and fun. I can relax and laugh and have fun. It's the best entertainment for the $. Did I say its fun?
How long have you played games online?
I'm estimating 10 years.
Which games do you play? Which is your favorite game and why?
I play in almost all. Mostly in pino, euchre, crib, gin. I still love backgammon although I don't play much anymore.
Have you learned any new games since being a part of Eliters?
Yes, I learned pino and euchre through Eliters. My heartfelt thanks to all my p's who were so gracious and forgiving.
What positions have you held in Eliters and is there anything that you haven't done that you would like to do in the future?
I was TD in backgammon and canasta. My overtime hours were often in conflict with my tourney scheduling so I resigned from td'ing. TDs have my utmost respect.
Who is the one person that you can say has helped you the most here?
Issa and Robert Ward (oops, that's two)
In your opinion, what makes Eliters different from other leagues?
Aside from the great folks (can't be repeated enough), the format. You can play seamlessly from one game to another. See at a glance all available games. The YEPs are available for all games. It's really well thought out and executed. It's an excellent entertainment value.
What in your opinion is the best thing about Eliters?
It always comes down to the folks.
If you had one wish what would it be?
If you could only use one sentence to describe the way you feel about Eliters, to a prospective new player, what would it be?
Have to be redundant: Fun, friendly and great value.
What is the most memorable experience that you have had as a TD or a player, online or at a live event.?
My first tourney win. Backgammon, Christmas time about 6 years ago, BOS. A special prize of a University of Texas football ornament and a $10.00 bill (to buy a sundae) was put up by Texas Allie (no longer with us, but I miss her). It was my very first win. How thrilling! I still put the ornament on my Christmas tree, at the very front, each year. The $10.00 is long gone.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you since joining Eliters.
Nothing personal to me, but if you want good fun and laughter, just watch the lobby dialog in euchre or pino or crib. The floor show is great.
The most embarrassing thing, that you can talk about of course.
It is always embarrassing to bid or pass in a special game and dq your team.
If you could be one person for a day, who would you be and why?
Neil Armstrong 1st to step onto the moon.
You are stranded on a deserted island, no internet, no phone, no TV, walking along the beach, you come across...
a nice guy with a boat and passenger room, who is vacationing on the island for a week, with comfy chairs and cold drinks and invites me to join him.
How do you pass the time on your drive to and from work?
Listen to talk radio, then switch to music when I've had my fill of angst
What is your favorite book/author?
On the practical side, gave the younger grandchildren "The O'Reilly Factor for Kids," by Bill O'Reilly. For fun, just reread Erma Bombeck's "If Life is A Bowl of Cherries, What am I Doing in the Pits?"
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I've stopped feeling guilty about taking pleasure.
When I grow up I want to be just like:
My father; quite possibly the kindest man in the world.
Any last words for our readers?
Look for the good, you will find it; look for the bad, you will find it. The choice is yours. And this quote from Edmond Burke," It is general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare."