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In Memory of Sharon Michele McAvoy Nichols .:. December 24, 1949 – October 10, 2005

October 30, 2005

A Million Points

Filed under: goodbye — mark @ 12:11 am

From the very beginning of our time together Michele and I played games together. Trivial Pursuit was a favorite, as was Monopoly. We altered the rules to suit us. We wanted to play for fun and shared experience, not to beat each other. For example, in Monopoly we took out all the bad cards from the Community Chest.

Perhaps our favorite game was Gin. Over the years we kept a running tally, the stated objective was to get to a million points. I’m afraid we had a long, long way to go. The final Gin score was: Michele 9,550 to Mark 8,808.

Today I was cleaning the apartment and rearranging some furniture. In the process I had to move all of the game boxes. Scrabble, Monopoly, Movie Trivia, Trivial Pursuit (6 versions!), and the cribbage peg board. Growing up I didn’t like playing games because I didn’t like losing. Playing with Michele was always fun and light hearted.

Sweetie, we didn’t get to a million points, but I’ll spot you the 990,450 you need on the next hand.

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