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When A Card Game Draws The Family In

Jessica Myshrall’s grandmother loved euchre so much that her family dropped a deck of cards into her casket. “Deal us a hand, Beth,” Jessica’s grandfather said. Despite being in grief, the family laughed. The grandmother would have laughed, too.

For them, euchre is not just a card game; it is a rite of passage. Through illnesses, arguments, divorces, and death, they have played countless games of euchre.

Those who attend the Tuesday-night game continue to do so in the same way devout Christians attend service… Euchre has held us together and helped us heal.

Know more about Jessica’s story over at The Walrus.

What about you? What games do you and your family play together?

(Image Credit: Atchius/ Wikimedia Commons)


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