Dying Man’s Daily Journal – I was the champion

I have written of the “high drama” here at the house as the “Championship of the World” crib tournament is being held between my Aunt Isabel and myself.

I described it as high drama, I could also say: tension filled the room, with much thought and care going into each card being played. I could say that but none of it would be true. There was a lot of laughing and joking, a great time being had. The results you may wonder about. Each game was close, with both fighting to peg points a the finish.

Hum, well how do I word this, I lost again. I consider this to be only a minor set back as we are about to go at it again.

I will point out I did consider myself “world champion” this morning. How did this come about may be asked. This morning I remembered something Aunt Isabel said last night. “I will leave it up to you as to when we have the actual tournament.”

This morning I am up, it is 5:00am. I am sitting at the kitchen table sipping my morning coffee. Her words came back to me and I realized I can call for the official tournament anytime I like. Yeah, there is no time like the present. I decided the official tournament would be held at 5:10am this morning. I mean she did say I could call it for anytime I wanted.

Now this did present me with a bit of a moral dilemma. At that time she was still in bed sleeping. Being a gentleman, I decided it was way to early to even consider knocking on the bedroom door to wake her up. I felt it was best to let her get her sleep.

What to do though, the official tournament time had been announced. The time came and went. As she failed to show up, the official judge (me) declared she had lost by default, forfeiting the title  and I was in fact the new champion.

I was able to bask in the glory of being the champion. I “basked” right up until the moment she actually got her hands on a deck of cards. My time of basking was then brought to an abrupt halt.

Ah, back to try again.

7 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – I was the champion

  1. Carol Anderson says:

    Sounds like mother is up to her usual tricks. Glad to hear that you are all enjoying the visit.

    We should be able to visit after supper tomorrow.(Monday)

    Did you see that grey cup game? Carol is major POed and Garry is dreaming that the bombers might still make it somehow.

  2. Mel says:


    Ah well, it was fun while it lasted. And I do give you points for creative genius!

    I’m tellin’ ya….go for the double runs!!

    Or…..cheat…. (shhhhhhh…LOL)

  3. Jaymie says:

    This just brings a huge smile! Makes me want to learn how to play.

  4. Jill says:

    Good try Bill! LOLOLOLOL

  5. Cat says:

    Can you distract her with something shiny? Probably not. She sounds like a wily one, that Aunt Isabel. Well, at least you got to hold the title for a few hours!

  6. Ha ha ha you cheater… But you had you moment in the sun

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