When I met my husband’s family many years ago, I learned very quickly that they were a card playing family. Euchre was & is their game of choice.
Rather stunned to hear I didn’t know how to play, his grandfather half jokingly, but rather sternly pointed out that if I was going to be part of the family, I had better learn how to play euchre.
And so I did.
As a shy, non card playing 20-year-old, it was rather intimidating to sit & learn the game with this group. They were & still are a family who are very vocal in their card playing shenanigans.
It comes as no surprise then, that our children were taught from a very young age. Playing euchre in this family is just a given. At pretty much every family function over the years, the cards come out, sometimes spanning 4 generations at the table.
And so it seems only natural our wee LAM is next in line to learn. As I sat watching her in her Grandpa’s lap, cards in hand, I couldn’t help but think of the number of times she too, will find herself around the table with family, discovering the game her Great, Great Grandfather taught me how to play all those years ago.
I am sure he would be absolutely chuffed to bits to know that despite his absence, his legacy lives on as we continue to share the tradition he so loved with his family.