Comments of general interest left for Ohio Euchre
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I remember lots of games of Euchre in high school. I would play 2 man Euchre with a guy in my homeroom every morning. I would play 4 player Euchre in senior English class. The best games of Euchre, however, were with my girlfriend (now wife) and her grandparents. We would sit at her house for hours playing Euchre. We now live on the west coast, and will be visiting family in Ohio in the spring. Nice to know Euchre is still alive and well in Ohio. I may even find time to get out and play a few games
I Grew up in Michigan. We used to play it constantly all the time I was college. It’s a game that goes very well with beer. When I moved to California, I found that no one had ever heard of it. Repeated attempts to explain the rules were met with blank stares. Now I live in Europe and I wouldn’t even try. I miss the old days. We have some good times playing cards back then.
I don't remember exactly when I learned to play, but my parents claim that they taught me before I was old enough to go to school. I didn't believe them at first. I didn't think any five y.o. would be able to or willing to learn euchre. My uncle Bill told the same story so it must have been true. I do remember playing with the family while growing up. I also remember being mocked mercilessly if I made a mistake. My dad still plays quite often. I havent played in years as I now live in Texas, no one has heard of euchre down here.
I've enjoyed looking around this web site. It brings back a lot of good memories.
I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH where I were raised on goetta and eggs. I attended college at the Univ. of Cincinnati, where I majored in Math and minored in Euchre.
As a young person, I hung around while the grownups played euchre. I would wind up fetching beers and sodas for the players (and Grandpa always slipped me a quarter for the service).
As i got a little older, I got to be a "pee player". This was when I could sit in and play one of the adults' hands while they visited the restroom. Older still. I got my own seat at the table, but the Grandparents would put up the money for my ante. I feel like a real adult when I was finally allowed to risk my own allowance money at the table. Ah, the good old days.
I now live in Cold Springs, Nevada, and NOBODY here plays it. It's one of the many things I miss about Ohio.