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Charmion BS: chess or bed making (31) RE: BS: chess or bed making 30 Apr 19


Have you ever attempted to wash a sleeping bag in a normal household washing machine? No? Then don't sneer at bed-making. Sheets are far easier to bundle off and launder after an incident involving bodily fluids -- or a misplaced cup of cocoa.

As for chess, it's definitely worth learning if you anticipate long afternoons with nothing much to do. Along with euchre and cribbage, chess is critical to keeping the peace among bored soldiers during the longueurs of a NATO tactical evaluation exercise in a rainy German winter.

I made the mistake of marrying a person who does not play chess, or euchre, or cribbage, or even backgammon, despite having spent thirty years of his life in the Army. I don't know how he managed that.


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