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Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Letter to my Bunco Buds

Hello, everyone,
I belong to a BUNCO group with 11 of the BEST friends in the world. We have so much fun getting together once a month that, sometimes, we plan a lunch together during the time BETWEEN Bunco games.

Now, I know a lot of Bunco groups meet in the evening and play until ten o'clock or so...
we, being the age we are....('scuse me, ladies...) prefer playing around one o'clock in the afternoon and being back home before the darkness settles in.

Hi, Ladies,
Well, this week, ( Nov. 14th) we will be gathering at my place... for a hot game of Bunco.       Woo Hoo..
Come hungry 'cause I have some good food planned for us. AND...I promise
I'll have one TRIED AND TRUE recipe and a couple of "Gosh, I hope this is goood" recipes to serve you for lunch.
1:00 is the time....
XXX is the place.
If anyone can't make it, be sure to let me know so we can get a sub for you. (and. NO, that's not a SUB SANDWICH).....
You DO know, don't you, that if you are absent, it gives the rest of us the right to talk about you....:)
Also, I know we'll need subs for XXX and XXX. Can someone tell me who I might contact to see if they will sub for these two ladies? I don't have a number for XXX....I do have one for XXX.
HOLY COW...what a bunch of beauties !!!....
(altho, I'm sucking my stomach in so much, got my chest poofed up....I look like Dolly Parton...yeah, right!! don't I just WISH)
Sure looking forward to seeing all of you...
OH....and whatever you do, DON'T forget that five bucks...I aim to win again. :))
 My daughter, STACY LEIGH, ordered this adorable
and is letting me use it for our game this week.
 When I started to string them on JUTE, I nearly panicked when I saw how hard
it was to get that little piece of jute thru the banner pieces...

Then, I remembered a trick my mom used to run elastic thru the waistbands of skirts
and pants...
I tried it and it worked like a CHARM....
You KNOW that MAMA knows best. :)

See how adorable it looks, gathered a little bit on the jute string and
added to the front of my
in the dining room.
 O...and I have some good foods going on for our game...
just can't wait....:))
xoxo bj
I will be pretty busy this week so I'll see ya when I can. xoxo
(she's in NJ so not sure she has power back)


PEA said...

That's it...I'm learning how to play Bunco and moving nearer to that I can go join you! lol I can well imagine how much fun you all have when you get together:-) I have no doubt that you will be preparing some pretty darn delicious food so make sure you take lots of if I need to remind YOU of that! lol Also LOVE the banner!! xoxo

Blondie's Journal said...

I once subbed at a Bunco party, but never caught the bug. My Mom was a big bunco and bingo player, it really was such a big part of her social life as my Dad was very low key and just happy as a clam at home puttering around.

Your banner is gorgeous. I'd love to make a few for each season but I can't sew on a machine. I bet the girls will just be drooling over your pretty house. Please share the food you are making!


susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Looks like a fun bunch. Love your burlap bunco banner! (Say that fast three times)

Michelle said...

I like the time your group meets! I am not as old as you, but I already hate being out late! lol Looks like a fun group!

sissie said...

Hi bj,
I would love to be a little mouse in the corner just listening to all the laughter and giggling.
You girls sure know how to have fun. And, I love that sweet banner.


Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I love my Bunco group too. We do a progressive in the neighborhood for our December/Christmas Bunco and it is so much fun :-)

Susy said...

I used to play bingo years ago. I also golfed and went shopping with girlfriends. Then I opened my own business and life changed. Maybe it's time to have some fun again!
I wanna be you when I grow up (:

LV said...

I do not have a clue as to what you ladies are doing. I would love to sub if I could and enjoy the company and good eats.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like fun BJ! The banner is cute and a great addition to the party:@)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I belong to a bunco group too Bj and just hosted last month. Wish I lived closer I would love to sub for you :)
LOVE the banner!!

Stacey said...

BJ, that looks like so much fun and hey, I think it's great that you play during the day! I played in the same Bunco group in Edmond for probably 15 years. Sure do miss those girls. We went through marriages, divorces, illnesses, and many babies together.

Paloma said...

Looks like such a great group of friends! Such a blessing!

Beth said...

Sounds like great fun to me. I have never played Bunco, I am not even sure how it is played. ;-)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Bj, You girls are going to have fun. What a gorgeous group!! Love your bunco banner. And, you said chocolate will be there~~~~ Perfect!!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Gina said...

Oh it looks like alot of fun to come! Kind of makes me wish I could be a fly on the wall! lol

Sarah said...

What fun! I've never played Bunco, but I play Mah Jongg every week with a group of friends. Cute banner, BJ.

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Your banner looks great! Looks like a fun time ahead. :)

Entertaining Women said...

Close friends are truly such a blessing. Love the banner! Cherry Kay

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Oh I am sure you all have a fantastic time of it!

Let's see... Bunco. Guess that's a card game. Mmmmm yes. I am totally clueless, as to all card games. ,-)

Have fun! Of course you will!!!!!

SmilingSally said...

I'm certain that you ladies had the most fun. How I wish I lived close enough to sub.
Thanks for sharing.

I'm doing fairly well; thank for asking.

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

Ohhh, can I come, too??? I can be a sub. I have never played Bunco in my life, but I am a champ at eating chocolate, and that looks like sooo much fun!

Vee said...

Or you could get a bodkin for $1.99 and it would be the best little tool you've ever invested in for pulling strings, etc.

Your party sounds like so much fun. Hope that "gee I hope it turns out okay" food is great!

Theresa said...

Oh how fun! Beautiful ladies enjoying each other's company and having some YUMMILICIOUS food:) Hugs to you, LOVE the banner!

The French Hutch said...

Now that is one fun lunch and party I wouldn't miss! Love the banner bj, so nice of your daughter to order it for you. What a great and fun looking group!

The French Hutch

Madeline's Album said...

I have never played Bunco, but it sounds like fun. The banner looks terrific. When I did a lot of sewing for my girls I used a safety pin to pull the elastic through the band of their pants. Your group looks like a fun bunch of ladies. Have fun and have a blessed day. Madeline

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, you make a good team. I like chocolate ...

Pie said...

How fun!

My Blues are here and here.

Beverly said...

I can just imagine the fun, laughter and love you all share. I know they must adore you - just like me.♥

Our Neck of the Woods said...

This looks like so much fun! Your banner is so cute!

Love Of Quilts said...

I can say I have never played Bunco, because I have never heard of it. Will have to Google it. Have fun with all your friends, you are truly blessed bj.

sandy said...

What a fun looking group! I've never played the game myself. I'm sure I'm missing out on joyous hilarity! I can tell that by looking at YOUR group!

Love your banner! It looks lovely on your mantel.

Have a wonderful week!

sandy ;)

Audrey said...

Hi bj ... looks like you are in for a lot of laughs and good food. Wonderful looking bunch of Bunco friends. I have played Bunco and remember it was a lot of fun, noisy and lots of laughter and of course a good dessert. Been a lot of years though. Thanks for sharing your friends with us. Hope you win $$$.
Audrey z.
Timeless Treasures

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I am also hosting our bunco this week!! I will post photos over the weekend - but we all must be young 'uns, because we play at night and drink wine!!

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, what fun your gals must have! What a great picture of all of you beauties. Now I know they absolutely love your food. If I lived closer I'd just have to crash your party! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

20 North Ora said...

Looks like a fun loving group. Enjoy!


On Crooked Creek said...

Great looking group of "Bunco Babes"!!! Call me for one of the subs!!! Ha!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well, why didn't anyone say anything. I'll sub! Just say the word and I'll be there! LOL
(as IF!) I loved playing bunco. It's been awhile..but it was always such fun!
You know, like I say..just give me a call..and I'll drop everything... :)

Debbie said...

I have some friends who belong to a bunco group, and they say it's such fun. I love your banner and actually the whole fall mantel. Hope you have a great time!

kitty said...

What a bunch of Bunco beauties you ladies are!! I know you have a great time at your parties. I love that it's in the afternoon, too. Cute bunting, BJ!

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