Although a couple of the OMs (S1 and S2) are away for the summer, we were still able to get together at J’s home on Wednesday. She made a wonderful lunch – gazpacho and a delicious chicken salad – and then we were off and running with many Mah Jongg games.
After the Charleston my hand looked just like this…I knew as soon as I exposed one of my Kongs that no one would throw out any more Winds and I had to pray that I would pick the Winds myself or else get lucky with Jokers. As luck would have it, I did pick up a couple of Jokers and, because it was fairly early in the game, J held her breath and hoped that I wouldn’t be able to pick up an East…lucky me, out it came…I called for it and was able to declare Mah Jongg with the WINDS & DRAGONS hand of NNNN EEEE WWWW SS!K won the next game with a beauty of a Quints hand with NNNNN DDDD 22222.At the beginning of a new game my hand was shaping up nicely after the Charleston. There was no question that I should play the 2468 hand of FF 2222 8888 DDDD but would I be able to pull it off?Mid-game I was still feeling pretty good……until X declared Mah Jongg with this CONSECUTIVE RUN hand of FF 1111 2222 3333 (the last 3 Dot was cut off in the photo – sorry about that!). Here you can see that I was happy to declare Mah Jongg with a SEVEN HANDS win of FFFF 3333 44 7777 in this game.With yet another game starting and the Charleston ended, I found myself looking at what could only be another SEVEN HANDS…but would I be able to collect four FLOWERS to win since I had none to start and also didn’t have any Jokers?
Lucky, lucky, lucky – look at all those Jokers I picked up to allow me to declare Mah Jongg with a SEVEN HANDS of FFFF 1111 66 7777. I should have taken a hint about my lucky streak and played the lottery that night!