This afternoon after church, I sat down and played Rummy-O with my grandmother-in-law. I don’t know if you’ve ever played this game, but it’s a good one! Gram (as everyone affectionately calls her) has played this game for many years, with her children and grandchildren. When my sister-in-law comes to visit, she usually plays a few rounds and talks about how long they’ve been playing the game. Often times Gram plays the game alone. However, while she plays as herself, she almost always plays as me too, going back and forth between the two tile racks. If she finishes a game, she will let me know if I won or not. It’s a running joke in our house! She has said many times that playing for me makes her think better! Since moving in with my husband and I almost two years ago, she frequently pulls out her tiles and has a go.
Today, Gram and I played a game that was intended to be short, as I had a long list of things to accomplish today. It was not short. We played a round for almost 45 minutes! It was a back and forth game, sometimes playing many tiles at once, others resulting in more tiles gained from no apparent moves. I did eventually win, after 80% of the game tiles were played out in front of us.