2 YEPs worth
You will notice that there are three interviews this month - I continue to be amazed at the members we have in Eliters. One of my objectives as Newsletter Editor is to not only provide information but also to let us all get to know each other better. The world could certainly do with a little more understanding and we are privileged to be part of this huge multi-national, multi-cultural community of players.
With our next edition of the newsletter I will be changing our interview questions specifically for this purpose.
Whenever I ask anyone what their favorite game is and how they learned it - almost without exception the answer is some family member. Particularly in cribbage it is almost always a dad or grandfather... For many of us our families have expanded to include our Eliters family members too.
Just remember to take the time to play in real life too with your real families and friends. We need to share this experience and teach the younger kids that there is something besides Xbox and wii.... I know in our family playing cards was always a bonding experience. Whenever my mom, sister and I got together it would be over a game of canasta or gin - and even when we had our differences, we could always play together. When my dad died at a very early age - my sister was 7 I think - we got through those first terrible days and weeks playing endless games of chit... (yup there is really such a game). It helped us hold it together and make it through to the next day and the next... My sister and I still play together even though 10,000 miles separate us - thanks to the internet and Elite.
So make playing games part of your family traditions - and then introduce them to Elite!