This week has been a difficult one for the bridge world. A few days ago, we lost our friend Cecil Frank. Yesterday, national champions Marshall Miles and Ira Rubin died.
So did Verda Gould.
Verda never won a national championship. Nevertheless, in every way that matters, Verda was a champion in our community. Tireless volunteer, trainer of caddies, tournament organizer, board member, District 14 president - Verda was all this. And, of course, she was also a passionate competitor and friend.
Thank you, Patti and Sharon. And thank you, Verda. You have made your mark on bridge in Minnesota in so many wonderful and special ways.