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Johni Levene, the wonderful Mah Jongg teacher and player in Los Angeles, found this poem written by Edgar Albert Guest. It’s politically incorrect but oh-so-funny and I must admit my love for anyone who once wrote for my hometown newspaper, the Detroit Free Press. Eddie Guest, as he was also known, was born in England, moved to Detroit, and eventually became a U.S. citizen. He was very popular in the first half of the 20th century and was known as the People’s Poet.


Read on for a full transcript of the poem…

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For all of you in the Los Angeles area, I have some good news today. There is a wonderful teacher by the name of Johni Levene who is just about to start a new series of classes.

Johni charges $150 per person for the beginner series of 4 lessons with each  2 hour lesson given once a week. Johni supplies the card, all study materials and a practice set. She usually teach 3 classes per session and she is just getting ready to start a new series so the timing is right! If you are interested, you can reach Johni at Lajohni@aol.com or call her directly at 310.459.5328.

If you are a Mah Jongg teacher – or know of one – let me know so that I might alert future players who would like to become your students!