Monday, February 27, 2012

Red Book, Black Book, Pure Book, Dirty Book

If you know that this post's title is NOT a Dr. Seuss rhyme, then you play canasta!


My Rare One LOVES to play cards, especially canasta. She taught me how to play shortly after we first met. I like canasta too but MY GAWD it's a long game -- two hours to play a full four hands. So when My Rare One and I indulge in a little canasta after supper, we simply play one hand per evening so we only spend half an hour at a time doing it. We can wait four evenings to see who the winner is. We're not in any rush.

30 comments:

Sulky Kitten said...

I'm hopeless at card games,but Mr SK loves them. The only thing missing from that table is a bottle of Gin - that would make it more fun for me.

laurie said...

some things are best savoured slow,

sonia said...

That picture is adorable. My future will probably not look like that however, unless I go to Patience School between now and then.

Travis Erwin said...

I've never played canansta but we do sometimes play hand and Foot which I believe is like a half-assed version.

mxtodis123 said...

I don't know how to play canasta, but I do love "Go Fish".
Mary

DEZMOND said...

Canasta is probably my fave :)

Snap said...

This brings back memories. My folks played Canasta ... the evenings went on and on. I like the way ya'll play much better!

Lois said...

I do love a tipsy evening of Euchre once and awhile... Never played Canasta!

Hippy Jersey Devil said...

I tried learning Canasta but I got irritated with it. Can you believe that?

turquoisemoon said...

Not real good at card games.I get real bored when it's not my turn. Thinkin I'm just not a good sport. :<

A Beer for the Shower said...

I have no idea how to play canasta, and unfortunately, no one in my immediate circle has the patience for long card games. Except Brandon. But he's more of a poker guy.

Suzanne said...

My mother has been a part of a canasta club since before I was born.....I have never played

Em said...

I love cards! And Scrabble! Both!

Jane said...

I really love card games, but have yet to try my hand at Canasta.

Laura said...

My parents are DEFINITELY having more fun than me down in sunny Florida with their card playing friends:-)

Our new game is virtual bowling on xbox kinect, when i'm having a strong day. Drives the dog crazy, she cannot figure out why we keep throwing "nothing" when she would be very happy to chase "something."

We also like dominos:-)

Robin Larkspur said...

Squeee! I love Canasta, and Shanghai Rummy!! No one to play cards with here since we moved from California. It is a long game, but with a group of semi-looped people, who cares?!! lol!!

Jeanne said...

Card games have always been difficult for me to learn. Except for solitaire! LOL :0)
But I can remember many of the women that my Mom (while I was growing up) knew would dedicate a whole day to a Canasta game. Their Husbands and families were left "to fend for themselves" until the game was concluded!

Tricky Nag said...

Sadly, when it came to card games, unless I had the video game, I never learned to play the card game. Kind of defeats the point, doesn't it.

Copyboy said...

I so didn't know that was a hot game now. nice.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

canasta brings back some of the rare few memories of happy times with my parents..who when sober were smart and funny and rocked..when they drank, they just hit each other with rocks..
sober we'd play canasta..Oh man I loved it..we all 3 cheated like pros..by the end of the game we were falling on the floor laughing. I must have been 5-6..and remember talking about the Dodgers and the Yankees, and sports in general..and cheating at cards...thanks for bringing that memory back.

Yvonne said...

There ya go! sounds like a grand idea. I used to play canasta but have forgotten how. I remember how much fun my cousins and I had playing it when I was in high school.

Jim said...

One of my sisters plays canasta. Next time she is town I will get her to teach me.
Good to hear you are not in any rush.....so Zen!

Workingdan said...

Never even heard of it. I will just stick with poker.

Francie said...

Can't say that I've played Canasta. I am a very aggresive euchre player though. Have fun!

sophie...^5 said...

Ron played canasta as a teen and loved it and hasn't played since...come to think of it he can't remember how to play...he needs a refresher he says!

Plowing Through Life said...

I love card games. Whenever my father-in-law visits (he's 85!), hubby and I play cards with him (his favourite game is rummy 500). I wonder if he knows this game. I've never heard of it, but it sounds like it would be fun.

Beatnheart said...

I’m not a card person. I came from card lovin kin but not me...too ADD.

Birdie said...

This picture is so funny! I played Canasta once upon a time, and yes it was with my grandma. (I am pretty sure she used to cheat.)
My favourite is Rumoli. We play until our hands are black from handling pennies.

Annie said...

I've never played canasta - in fact the only card games I can really play are "Fish" and "Snap" :)

laughingwolf said...

somewhere back in the mists of time i learned canasta play, all i recall is two decks were involved...

at uni, the big thing was bridge, and a bit of euchre....