Yesterday ended up being a short day at work. Our $25 tournament did not happen. Evidently another casino in town is running something pretty close to ours and it drew the customers across town.
We did run the $2 tournament early morning with about 30 players and we also had a live game running prior to the tournament. Lets hope today we can run both our early and noon tournaments.
On Saturdays we are going to start an all day Sit-n-Go's. We will have them starting every hour to hour and a half and then run the live game continually if they want to play. Hopefully changing it up a little bit will help.
Since I had the time at home I decided to allow myself the time to write my letter to Mom. It is done and now I need to go over it as well. It was very hard for me to do this and allowed me to get some feelings out that were being built up inside of me. I know it was good and needed to be done.
My wife and I went to the church and we discussed the Memorial for my Mom and so we are on our way to setting up what needs to be done.
After all of that we decided to go get something to eat. We like to eat at Bento's. This is a Terriyaki place and they serve good food. We sat down and ordered. We had some other people walk in and sit down close to us and I then realized that this was a son with his older mom. I could hardly contain myself. Something I couldn't do because of the Alzheimer and Cancer.
I quess if I had to say one thing about all of this please take your Mom out to dinner and enjoy their company. You will be glad you did and the memories you create will be lifetime.
Today I am going to put my Mom's Obituary here in my blog.
Marla V. Irwin was born September 24, 1931 to Bonnie and Dora Collins Whadford in Payette, ID.
Her family moved to Selah, WA where Marla met Norma Lambdin and her mother Muriel Patterson. She then moved with them to Hooker, OK where she attended school graduating in 1949. There she met the love of her life, Henry Irwin, they were married in 1951. After Henry completed his military service they moved to Seattle, WA where they started their family. Following the birth of their third child they moved to Indio, CA where their fourth child was born. In 1968 they returned to the Seattle, WA area living in Enumclaw and Auburn until 1977 when they relocated to College Place, WA. Upon her retirement in 1991 as a medical receptionist, they moved to Buckeye, AZ. In 2001 they returned to Richland, WA to be closer to family.
She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her faith was strong. She was open to all religions, studying and reading the bible in groups to enrich her knowledge. She would share her knowledge with friends and family and was eager to learn more.
Her parents, siblings Chet, Bonnie, Colin, Doris and Maxine and her adopted mom Muriel Patterson, preceded her in death. She’s survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Henry, children Stacy and Tracey of Waterflow, NM; Steve and Cindy of Richland, WA; Kristi Perham and fiancé Clyde Weik of Spanaway, WA; Jana Treadwell of Los Angeles, CA: Seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and her adopted sister Norma Lambdin of Oklahoma City, OK.
Have a fun day......