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Card Trick

I miss my family. They've been on my mind a great deal the past few days and I don't like it one bit. Usually this means something is wrong (intuition?) but I just spoke to my Mother last night, and everyone's fine.

When I was younger we would spend family gatherings (holidays, birthdays, etc.) playing cards. Spades, actually. We pitied the family member who dared to pair up with Mom. One wrong glance across the table, one card played out of turn, and your ears would begin to bleed. The woman should have been an opera singer.

The game has a whole new meaning now; it's simply about getting together.

Maybe I'll pick up a deck or two today, just in case my Brother stops by this weekend.

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