Monthly Archives: January 2021


My dear friend Sandra has been very busy lately – I just went on her website and couldn’t get over the amount of new and fabulous Mah Jongg-related items she has up for sale. I’m putting together my list of all the things I want and, as I wrote above, I’m in trouble…I want it all!

For example, have you seen her wonderful Mahjong Mask Holders? I can’t decide which one I like best so I might have to order all of them (see what I mean…I am in trouble!) because I suspect we will be wearing our masks for still quite a while.

And how about these great key chains – at their price they are great little gifts for all of your Mah Jongg-playing friends.

Now I know this next piece of jewelry – the inspirational necklace – is not necessarily Mah Jongg-related but I have a feeling they might bring good luck to the wearer at the MJ table! Besides, I just love them…I wonder if Sandra would consider two or three of the charms on one leather cord…

Well, I have a lot of shopping to do on Sandra’s site so here is her Etsy address if you are interested in doing some browsing – and shopping! – for wonderful Mah Jongg jewelry and other types of goodies. BTW, Sandra is the best – you will love her!


I have repeatedly said that Mah Jongg people are the best people and now there are two more examples that prove I am right! One is on the West Coast and one is on the East Coast. Check them out…and order from both! No reason to have to choose between the two!

The first choice comes to us from the Central Coast of California, near San Luis Obispo, home to the Hearst Castle. Donna Eschen tirelessly teaches, plays and organizes all sorts of Mah Jongg events. Each year she takes orders for literally thousands of new NMJL cards and donates the profits to the Special Olympics of N. Santa Barbara County. Donna is truly a remarkable woman. This year, due to Covid 19, the orders are down. Let’s help her to reach her goal! Send your order to Donna at

Your other choice is on the East Coast in lovely Hollywood, Florida. Our friends at Modern Mahjong are taking pre-ordersĀ  for the NMJL 2021 card to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association. $2.50 from every card pre-ordered through will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

In addition to ordering NMJL 2021cards for you, these women have fabulous products for sale. I am loving this keychain and am hoping I will receive it as a present for my upcoming birthday…(although I doubt that I will need any commemorative reminder of this past insane year)!

Brass keychain

Modern Mahjong offers many other wonderful Mah Jongg-related items to purchase including their wonderful dice and also beautiful and very special Mah Jongg sets, including a beautiful replica enrobed set.

Again, I encourage you to order from both choices – most people order two cards each year so why not split up your order and help out these two wonderful organizations…you will feel so good about these charitable donations!


It’s January 1st and once again we look forward to our new National Mah Jongg League card arriving in our mailboxes sometime in late March/early April. But, in order to have that happen, you must order your card(s) and the earlier you order it, the sooner it will arrive. So, head on over to the National Mah Jongg League‘s website to place your order now!

And I know we are all so happy to give 2020 the boot so I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year. Welcome 2021!!!