MN Bridge has already posted items about Larry Oakey and his passing. And although each and every member of the Minnesota bridge community is cherished by us, as the saying goes.... Larry is "special."
Because of Larry's integral role in bridge for over 50 years in our state, many have sent thoughts and stories to share with others. They truly are too good not to be made public - and so, we shall make sure that everyone gets to enjoy these Tales of Larry.
Joe Grue began playing bridge in the Twin Cities when a young boy. Son and grandson of other excellent players, Larry connected with all three generations - and helped to mentor talented Joe.
Today, Joe is heralded as a world class expert, with an impressive resume. Joe shared these words with me when he first heard about Larry's hospitalization. Coming from someone who has played with the best of this best - pretty impressive.