Mary Louise, Mr Castle, Cova discussed on The World and Everything In It


Two every week litany of calls rolls over the PA system like a Saturday night auction. That, before Cova closed the door I happen to possess one of those game cards with the extra large print I sat beside twenty-five residents in the facilities community room where women players I noticed outnumbered the men seven to one. Popular Mr Castle was one of the few and the proud making it. The lesser part of that ratio he told me Bingo has astounding medicinal properties. They can be in their room not starring in the word gets around that. We're about to play. He started out than whispered. Let's just say I've seen it raise the dead we laughed, Hey, a little nursing home humor never heard anybody I twenty, nine, g, twenty, seven and forty five. And forty five did it the first Bingo of the day? Didn't say it loud enough a player piped back and it was true. The majority of their being were weak. But these wise ones beg for more even before they announce could say clear your cards. I. Hardly had time to introduce myself to the competition solemn Mary Louise. Mary. Louise at anchor her free space with a piece of red plastic that once belonged to a gallon of milk and her board was filling fast. Oh, sixty one and forty be twenty, five, a little round faced lady at the center table shouted I- Bingo, her next chair neighbor wearing a necklace and Nike's didn't Flinch I wondered what she thought of her teen volunteers fingernails the PSYCHEDELIC ones helping her move tokens to the correct spaces g fifty one about that time a caregiver in Navy scrubs wandered through. He worked the crowd like an incumbent at the county fair padding and smiling all the while you're out of your chair. He admonished longhaired Barbara Barbara sat down and went onto Bingo three times before the was up. Oh seventy three, g fifty, five someone asked G. as in girl. The answer was yes and with that the final round began it was something called blackout the announcer warned she would say the letter number combos once and only once. So listen up. From her spot by the piano things got quiet even back in Mr Castell. All's corner. In Thirty Seven, Oh seventy. Time passed and suddenly it wasn't Bingo. We heard but blackout. Oh Mary Louise took the prize. Moments later wheelchairs jam the hallway, but not everyone was quick to leave Mr. Castle all pulled me aside and recounted the last round like it was an NBA final. These days nursing home volunteers like.

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