I met Bert in February, 1998. While playing bridge that evening, Bert received a phone call telling about the birth of Karley. Bert and I have played bridge at least once a month since then, shopped, gone out for lunch, attended various performances and lectures in the Twin Cities and Northfield.
My husband, Pete and I started playing bridge once a month with Bert and Clyde about 12 years ago. Pete hadn’t played much bridge and looked forward to learning more about the game from a guy who had played lots of card games over the years. Clyde usually won and the four of us always had fun! Pete and Clyde played their last “game of bridge” on Saturday, March 17, 2012! We will remember that game as long as we live!
It was good to hear stories about Bert and Clyde’s memories of growing up in South Dakota, and living in Germany, Georgia and Baudette. Coincidently both Pete and Clyde had been officers in the military and we each had 3 kids. Bert, Pete and I had Norwegian ancestors. The four of us usually went to a lutefisk dinner each November and were always amazed at Clyde’s LOVE of lutefisk!
Bert and Clyde have shown us how to carry on and to enjoy what there is to enjoy. Playing “no trump” was one of Clyde’s favorite bids! He sometimes wore his T-shirt which said “live alysis”. He always looked good and had a great smile. We were privileged to know Bert and Clyde for 14 years….and look forward to getting together with Bert. “That will be wonderful” as Bert often says!!