Friday, May 28, 2010

Fifteen two, fifteen four ...

When I lived in Antigonish, I was a member of the cribbage league at the legion. We were on teams, met once a week and had lots of fun.

In 2001, I wanted to do it again so found a cribbage league here in Toronto to join ... it was a veterans' cribbage league. The Naval Club of Toronto was looking for team members so I joined their team. At 39, I was the youngest on the team!

We met once a week and played other legion-like teams across the city ... it was fun.

I met Gord and he joined our team in the fall of 2002.

Two years later (my third year and Gord's second), I was the Treasurer and Gord was the President of our team.

It seemed like he and I were doing everything ... giving our other team members drives, buying everything for the two annual socials and coordinating them (and putting together demanded requested to-go packages with the leftovers), going to league meetings, putting up with old cranky members, etc. And the old folks sat back and let us take care of everything.

We weren't having fun anymore.

We finished out the year and decided not to sign up again.

The Naval Club was in a prime real estate spot ... on the corner of Yonge/Bloor where condos are due to be built.

In the last six months, they knocked down all the buildings on that corner, including the Naval Club.

No doubt the Naval Club got some serious cash for selling. They have relocated to the Gerard/Woodbine area.

1 comment:

Darlene said...

I used to play cribbage with my bro a lot as a kid. It's been a long time. But I obviously wasn't a professional like you guys! Loved it!