Soup, Salad and Cut-throat Scrabble
















Spent Saturday evening at the family property on Lake Merwin with my brother Gary
and sister(in-law) Kris .

Soup and salad and then a game of Scrabble as the mountain glowed in the north and
the harvest moon rose orange in the northeast.

Kris trounced us once again in a series of humiliating defeats. To be expected.
It’s in her genes. She comes from a long line of ardent and ruthless Scrabble players
who honed their skills over generations. I'd never played cut-throat Scrabble
before meeting Kris and her family. They're from the small town of Elgin in eastern Oregon, so, like, what else was there for them to do?

And I thought of all the Scrabble games the three
of us have played together over some 40+ years…

Rich memories, savory soup, huge harvest moon.
Perfect evening.







[First posted: October 23, 2013]