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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Lynn's Comments: Years later, after a divorce, remarriage and a move to North Bay, Ontario, I was ready to do my civic duty by fundraising for the local Arts Centre. This meant volunteering to work the bingo games. I learned a lot about bingo as I ran down the aisles selling dabbers, candy, and cards.
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Originally Run: 1987-09-10
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Originally Run: 1987-09-11
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Originally Run: 1987-09-12
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Lynn's Comments: Dabbers and disposable cards made the game so much easier. With the new speed and efficiency, players wanted runners to be on the ball. If someone needed a new card or wanted a bag of chips, the runners had to anticipate this and literally run to the side of the player. A winning call wasn't greeted with applause (as it was in the church basements), it was a serious loss, a begrudging acceptance and a chance to start again.
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Originally Run: 1987-09-14
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Lynn's Comments: After working the bingo games, my husband and I would come home exhausted and reeking of cigarette smoke (thankfully, the bingo halls are now smoke-free). We'd immediately disrobe in the front hall, stuff our clothing into the washing machine and have a shower. We wondered how the players could survive night after night in that toxic atmosphere. Perhaps they didn't.
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Originally Run: 1987-09-15
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