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hershey4799 Interviewed by: purcelin
 10/8/2007 Newsletter - What's Up Eliters! - Stories

Real Name: Howard
Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
Sex: M
Age: old enough
Marital Status: Married
Profession: Retired Army
Languages Spoken: English

More about hershey4799


Tell us a little bit about yourself

I'm married to a wonderful wife (hazyjagss). I have 5 kids and 6 grandchildren.

What do you like to do away from the computer?

I volunteer at the local High School

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

My wife and I came into a yahoo spades room one night and I met some Eliters. Thats all it took - they were so friendly. I joined in December of 2001.

How did you pick your Eliters' Name? Is this your one and only?

My real name is Herschel; I was 47 yrs old; I learned how to use the computer in 1999, and thats how my name came to be hershey4799! I changed it to grampseliter in 2006.

What is your preferred play site?

I don't have a preferred site. I play all the sites in Eliters

What made you keep coming back to Eliters?

I have made many friends here, and I would never go to another league

How long have you played games online?

8 years.

What games do you play? And what is your favorite game and why?

I try and play ALL the games in Eliters, I have a few favorite games - Spades, Gin, Euchre

Have you learned any new games since being a part of Eliters?

I learned how to play cribbage

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've held a few positions in Eliters TD, GL, AA and HA. I think I'd like to try my hand at a higher Admin position one day.

Who is the one person that you can say has helped you the most here?

There is NO one person that has helped because everyone has at one time or another

In your opinion, what makes Eliters different from other leagues?

The friendliness and the camaraderie of the players and Admin.

What in your opinion is the best thing about Eliters?

The people here. I've been fortunate to meet a lot of players and Admin in person.

If you had one wish what would it be?

To meet as many Eliters as possible in my lifetime

If you could only use one sentence to describe the way you feel about Eliters, to a prospective new player, what would it be?

That you will never find a better place to play with friendly people and very helpful ones

What is the most memorable experience that you have had as a TD or a player, online or at a live event

I have so many that its hard to say - but if I had to pick one it would have to be my 1st Eliter gathering in St. Louis, when we all got together and had a blast and I sang karaoke.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you since joining Eliters.

Well... I almost didn't make it into Canada because they went back 30 yrs into my past

The most embarrassing thing, that you can talk about of course.

I got drunk at an Eliters party and tried to walk a mile to the store to get more booze

If you could be one person for a day, who would you be and why?

President of United States Why? because I would get ALL the troops out of Iraq

You are stranded on a deserted island, no internet, no phone, no TV, walking along the beach, you come across...

A deck of cards I hope.

How do you pass the time on your drive to and from work?

I don't work so I pass the time by listening to the radio and people watching

What is your guiltiest pleasure?


When I grow up I want to be just like:

my dad - he is the greatest!

Any last words for our readers?

If you ever get chance to meet Eliters go for it cuz they make unforgettable friends, and that Eliters ROCK!!!

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