Our dear friend Jan has generously shared this wonderful photo with us. Scroll down to read what she has to say about it…


“Going through my Mom’s pictures and found this from 1980. She’s the lady with the black hair! The other 3 were all my Mah Jongg Aunts!! I have the table cover that’s on this table. It’s quilted, tan on one side, and turquoise on the other and snaps around the corners of the table!

Looks like it is a Royal Depth set. 4 original Jokers and extra Flowers. I now am the proud owner of this set! I do know that my Mom was one of the few that owned a set back in those days… what with working with the NMJL, she got sets for people when they wanted to purchase them along with the only one in the city that everyone went through to purchase their cards each year. I sort of remember that she would often take her set to the home of others to play, as is with this picture.”

Jan – thank you so much for sharing this with us – I love photos such as this and hope all of you will send similar wonderful memories in to me so that I can share them with everyone – they are very, very special.

2 thoughts on “MAH JONGG MEMORIES…

  1. Boots Hersh

    How nice to see another ” vintage ” picture. Yes, I schlepped my set a lot. Those of us who had their own sets were able to splurge and keep four cards with each set…in 1958 a card was .25 and by 1963 it went up to .35! I still have a card from both of those years.



  2. Phyllis Cusumano

    I wish we had been in the “picture” years to show the fun we had with my Jewish friends teaching me ” the Christian” this game! I forced my co-workers and one of their friends to teach me. I look back after 45 years, and now, having taught in S.W. FL. for 20 years I am proud of bringing M.J. to this area! My friends joke and say, “We taught you and you have been teaching”. WOW!! Love teaching this wonderful game, seeing so many getting together for a fun game day, plus running tournaments for my charity!! How great it is!! Phyllis C.


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