B O A R D G A M E S
• Whether you are a card shark playing Euchre, Pass The Ace, Poker or Rummoli • Whether you are always the “Old Maid,” “In Trouble” or “Bankrupt” in Monopoly • OR If you were the one with the unsteady hand in Operation and the last to know it was “Professor Plum in the Conservatory with the Candlestick…” • Even if you were sitting on the last puzzle piece you spent an hour looking for (and blamed the dog for eating), or you pulled the “Plumpy” card during an intense round of Candy Land… •
Cottage Game Nights are a staple of what makes cottage living the best kind of living. A true right of passage for growing up in cottage country.
Although this was taken almost a century ago, the joys of SCRABBLE and BOARD GAMES at the cottage stays the same. The same facial expressions happen in 2021 on the rainy days we spend squished around the dining room table, where there is no age minimum or maximum to play, and the only rule is that if you are getting up to refill your drink, you check to see if the chip bowl is empty too.
This candid is one of my our family favourites.
For Aunt Peggy, Nana Baker, Nana Walker, Paper Walker (Left to Right) & Papa Baker (Behind the Camera), they shared a mutual love for their nightly game of Scrabble or Chinese Checkers on Balm Beach, Georgian Bay.
Nana Walker held the reputation of being an expert, despite Aunt Peggy being the school teacher. As the story goes, Nana Walker always won!
We all know “a Nana Walker” who is the queen/king of triple word scores, who knows the Scrabble Dictionary forwards and backwards & who strategically plays the Q & U with as much finesse as the magic man himself, Pavel Datsyuk with the puck.
This rainy day is dedicated to every tattered board game that has earned it’s keep in the crammed cottage cupboards because without them, these days would be a whole lot less exciting.