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A Deck of Cards
Did you Know that the Traditional Deck of Playing Cards is a strikingly coherent form of a calendar?
There are 52 weeks in the year and there are 52 cards in a deck.
There are 13 weeks in each season and thus there are 13 cards in each suit.
There are 4 seasons in a year and 4 suits in a deck.
There are 12 months in a year and there are 12 court cards or picture cards. ( Jack, Queen, King )
The red cards represent the day and the black, the night.
If you let Jacks equal 11; Queens equal 12 and Kings equal 13.
Then add all the sums of the number cards as 1+2+3. etc to 13 - that equals 91 and multiply that by 4 for the four suits, you get 364. Then add one for the joker and you get 365, the number of days in a year.
Some decks have 2 jokers. Is that for a leap year?
The deck was begun when the economy was basically agrarian; thus Spades represent plowing. Clubs symbolize a flourishing and growth
Hearts symbolize a love of crops. Diamonds represent a reaping of the wealth

Edited from Diana Draffin’s memo


Quality comments:
After bridge sessions, the movers
and shakers who are putting tables and
chairs away, are often hindered in their hurculean efforts by players who insist upon standing or sitting ( - much worse, ) in the middle of the room or at the front (- much worse ) to discuss their game or the latest fashions or to indulge in just idle chit-chat. It would improve our heroes’ efforts if those players could move off to one side with their purses, and would throw kleenex
into the garbage bins instead of
onto the floor.

One of the movers!




Hoping You had a Merry, Merry Christmas and that this will be a great New Year because Rutland will be open for business on this coming Monday ( 7th.) at our normal time. Because of the amount of damage, it will be necessary for the members to pitch in to help with the setting up tables (we have none yet so we borrow from the cribbage group), with sorting cards and filling boxes and trays. All of these items were left in disarray so we will need patience and harmony to get things right again. With teamwork we can overcome these inconveniences that are sent to try us.
Happy New Year!


The info
in deck of cards is to be taken with several grains of salt. The K,Q.J. and the number system were not added till

much later in time - around the 14th C. for numbers and the Royalty in the picture

cards was certainly not oriental. The final changes in the picture cards



being made in the late 18th. C. The Chinese cards were most likely pictograms with dragons

and the like! At one time the deck included a knave.

Staff = same as last time. Exec.: Nancy Weaver, Bob Thompson,

and we need a replacement for Pia Scott. That item will be on the agenda for the next G.M. be thinking of tossing your hat in the ring. Director: Ashok Sil


How to find scoring results: On our web page, click on either the results on the left of the page or on the dates of the games played on the right of the page. The results of either the date of play you picked or those of the last few months will pop up. If you clicked on the left side, you need to click on the date of play you want to see. Click on your name and the results of all the games you played on that date will appear to the left of the page, along with the opponents you played. There are other results there as well; such as, your %’s, points earned, and what others bid and made. Members have asked how they can find specifics about their results. If you want the lead card to show, mention it to Ashok.



I have received a note back from the Centre that contains the names of active bridge players who have not paid their yearly membership fee to the Society.The Centre’s policy for determining who needs to pay a membership fee is that anyone who plays more than once a year has to become a member. There are no exceptions to this regulation, so if you obtained a life membership, it was not granted by the Centre. You still have to pay them. The fee is only $5 per year - a pretty reasonable sum that helps to keep the Society afloat. If you are not certain if you have paid, there will be a list of members paid up and unpaid on the stage, so that you can check to see if you have donated to a worthy cause. If you play, you must pay. I will send a memo to those still not having paid after a couple of weeks after Rutland reopens as a gentle reminder. If you only play on Saturdays, you can give the membership fee to the person(s) collecting the session fee.


Last updated : 5th Jan 2019 13:01 CST