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 On July 20th I blogged about the upcoming 8th Annual Riderwood Mah Jongg Tournament and this past Thursday I posted some photos from the annual event, which went on without a hitch. As I wrote, the event is a fundraiser for the Erickson Living Retirement Community’s Benevolent Care FundYesterday I received the following email from Nicole D in Chevy Chase, Maryland:

“Hi Ann,
I found your blog recently and saw the posting about the Riderwood Maj tournament. My Dad is a resident there and I live about 20 minutes away in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  I have been searching for places to play regular games of Mah Jongg. I have been playing for about 5 years although our group broke up and I haven’t played in a year. Would you happen to know of a group I can join? I love and miss the game. Thanks so much,  Nicole”

So, let’s hear from some Mah Jongg players in the Chevy Chase area who have room at their Mah Jongg table for Nicole. Send me your messages and I will put you in touch with her. 

Here are a few more photos from last week’s event at Riderwood – I wonder if Nicole’s father dropped by to see what was going on…

Many volunteers supported Riderwood’s 8th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament to make it successful.RWV Mah Jongg Tourney2-August 15 Riderwood resident Barbara Breit is pictured here as round 1 play begins.RWV Mah Jongg Tourney1-August 15All told, 148 players – a record-setting field from across the mid-Atlantic – entered the tournament.RWV Mah Jongg Tourney3-August 15

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Today’s posting is asking for your help on three separate matters…but first, a quick word about some truly amazing customer service. I had ordered something from Where the Winds Blow and there was a problem with what I received – or so I thought. I sent an email to the website thinking that it could be days before I heard back, as is usually the case with most online shops. Not five minutes later I heard from Lynn, the new owner of Where the Winds Blow. Not only was Lynn incredibly apologetic for any inconvenience I might have experienced (I really wasn’t inconvenienced at all), she took care of the problem immediately. My head is still spinning from this kind of customer service – I am so used to hassles and problems and this was such a pleasant outcome, quickly and easily resolved. I give Where the Winds Blow my highest recommendation and encourage all of you to support this full-service online Mah Jongg store and Lynn, a truly wonderful believer in great customer service!

And now, on to today’s issues…

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