Recently when my mom was visiting us while recouperating from back surgery, we found some time to play one of her favorite games--Rook. She mostly rested in the living room recliner, so we brought the table, chairs, and deck of cards to her little corner and settled down for a fun afternoon of playing.
She may be a Granny, but she's a wheeler-dealer from way back when it comes to playing Rook! Isn't she just the cutest granny sitting there waiting to play?
According to Wikipedia, Rook playing cards were introduced in 1906 as an alternative to standard playing cards and was the USA's best selling game in 1913 until Parker Brothers published Monopoly. Very interesting.
We like to play games every now and then, and we'll drag out the games for each family member's birthday evening for a round of whatever the celebrant picks to play. Here's a past post Sarah wrote on her 13 favorite games. Rook made the list!
Update on my mom: this morning I'll be leaving for another week in South Boston to be with my mom. She has some doctors' appointments which I will drive her to, and I'll be helping around the house with chores and just keeping her company. As always, thank you for your prayers during this time of trying to get her back on her feet and on the road to complete recovery.