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Unit 201 -
Carolyn Worsham's Life Master Party
August 29, 2015


Carolyn Worsham with husband, Bill
Carolyn Worsham's earliest recollections in life are bridge games played by her mom in her living room in Port Neches, so taking up social bridge in college was just a rite of passage.  In 2001 she left the "dark side" and reluctantly began playing duplicate bridge at the Beaumont Bridge Studio with friends from Pleasure Island and midcounty.  Before long Carolyn and faithful partner, Linda Briggs, began their journey toward Life Master -- requiring 500 points.  The "Sailorbration" was enjoyed by 22.5 tables of players and other friends and family members.
Carolyn's Family
(L to R) Brad, Liz, and Haley (Heathsville, VA), Laurie, Bill, Lee, and Margaret (Austin, TX), Carolyn and Bill (Port Arthur), and Kim (Portland, OR)
Linda Briggs hosted the event, sharing personal stories of a friendship and bridge partnership spanning over 50 years; Tipton Golias recognized Carolyn as "a jolt of endorphins for the Beaumont Bridge Studio"; and Juanell Jones, bridge mentor for four years and former co-worker at PN-G High School, offered a toast.
Hostesses and kitchen helpers included Beverly Broussard, Linda Briggs, Juanell Jones, Donna McFerrin, Mabel Matthews, Lynda Jones, Marilyn Adams, and Lou Ida Rising.  The traditional sign announced the event. Ed Rasmussen very ably "herded the cats" as director.
During the program Carolyn was presented with a James Avery medallion with an anchor on one side and "Life Master" on the other.
Daughter Kim, helped with the medallion. Carolyn took the microphone to thank those who had helped on the journey. "Bashful" Anna Smith saluted the crowd.
The feast was enjoyed by all! Tommy Engelking provided a GREAT pecan pie! Anna Smith was recognized for her "over-the-top" attire.
Players toasted Carolyn,... ...and the game began!

The Players

Linda Briggs and Carolyn Worsham Lynda Jones and E. W. Sweeney Ruby Collins and Dee Payne
Loretta Hughes and Joe Payne Flo Gillispie and Martha Sigler Susan Mandel and June Eddingston
Loretta Gary and Mary Johnson Kimberly Goodson and Betty Kirwin Dana and Joan Burnett
Marian Jones and Betty Poindexter Bob and Carol McGill Blanche Sibley and Juanell Jones
Connor Smith and Paul Keedy Martha Oliver and Gail Griffith Don and Juinez Moss
Nathalie Hallmark and Frances Price Arline Meyers and Beverly Leger Barney and Jean Hammer
Gertrude Cherry and Sarah Smith Frankie Hall and Pat Schiwart Patricia Woods and Lucille Armintor
Jack Evans and Liz Mackenzie Jerry Heckman and Ann Montgomery Susan and Jerry Gore
Ernestine Fisher and Anna Smith Sylvia Street and Kay Hooper Jim Landrum and Cynthia Stueber
Juanita Dean and Dolores Belton Norma Crane and Barbara White Marcia Freeman and Brenda Campbell
Jan Niederstadt and Joan Hataway Susie Way and Edwina Landrum Wilbur and Verna Dahlquist
Kaz Bell and Sandra Allison Beverly Broussard and Lou Ida Rising Patsy Pierce and Pat Bell
Nixie Lynch and Thelma Stockdale Patti Salter and Rebecca Krull Nancy and John Smalley
Susan Nimmo and Paul Aguillard Jane Kalkbrenner and Jo Woody John Kacher and Tim Stelly
Phyllis Mann and Cathy Henderson Tipton Golias and Dr. A. Bharathi Donna McFerrin and Kris Cherry
The "After Party" at Vine2Wine Vineyard and Winery in Winnie
Carolyn, enjoying the evening with sons Bill (Austin, TX) and Brad (Heathsville, VA) and daughter Kim (Portland, OR)
Friends enjoying friends on the porch, under the covered patio, and inside the winery
Friends enjoying friends
Friends enjoying friends
Lots of Worshams
Telling a story? The kitchen help extraordinaire Saluting the end of a fun memory-filled day (speaking for Carolyn!)

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Club Manager:  John Smalley | Phone 409-924-0706 | smalleyjn@yahoo.com
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