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Remembrances on Maliha’s Birthday

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Dear Arshud,
I think, with a lot of love and affection, about Maliha almost every day but I have been thinking about Maliha all day today because it is her Birthday. Today also happened to be my daughter’s BD but I am thinking more about Maliha’s BD than my daughter’s. We were all blessed by her existence and she will always be in my heart.
Regards,

Najat

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Remembrances on Maliha’s Birthday

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Dear Arshud and Alia,
I don’t think a day has gone by that I haven’t missed Maliha.Her picture is on my dresser,and a friendship card from her is in my desk. I woke up today, turned my calendar page to June 5th and read ‘’Mariah’s birthday dinner at Duke’s 5pm’’ When I took her to lunch there and she fell in love with the food,I told her the Super Scrabblers would gather there for her birthday in 2020! She was delighted!
There are still no words to express losing such a lovely,loving, caring friend. I am so happy she was in my life. I’m sending love today to all her friends and family. Gretchen

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Remembrances on Maliha’s Birthday

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Dear Friends:

Since last year I have been going to the Melrose Abbey cemetery every Saturday afternoon to put fresh flowers on Maliha’s grave, and to have a chat with her – giving her the latest updates on the life and times without her. Often I am accompanied by my daughter, Alia. We take two folding chairs along to sit and think of all the ways in which she used to make our lives better. It has been nearly a year, and we are still discovering things she used to do, that now go undone.

It was several years ago when she declared to me: “I am going to have a scrabble club in which we will all be friends.” “Impossible,” I told her. “First of all, you can’t be friendly to your competitors. Second, beyond a certain age, people don’t make new friends.” She looked at me, as if to say – like Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, “You just wait, Henry Higgins, you just wait.”

Well, she proved me wrong. This was only one of many seemingly impossible things she accomplished during the 52 years we spent together. She loved people, and she loved birthday celebrations.

Thanks to all of you for keeping her in your hearts.

Regards

Arshud Mahmood

Reminisces

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Arshud,
It would have been so nice for all of us to gather at your house for Maliha’s birthday! I miss her as I’m sure everyone else does. And you are so right that she would not have liked this social distancing at all. She always wanted to hug each and every one of us. 🙂

If all goes well, getting together in August would be wonderful.

I hope you and your family are all doing well and being safe.

Warmly,
Yuki

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Reminisces

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Praised be Jesus Christ Now And Forever {PBJCNAF]. Hope everyone is well and hale, COVID free.
I was just lifting late beloved Maliha like i do for my dear departed in my daily prayers and Masses, lately via zoom and livestream, and remembering that last year at St Lawrence Martyr’s Church in Redondo Beach, i requested a Mass for her this coming June 5. Wow..time flew…and come to think back, her last email to me about Jesus was in August 7…and she’s up there in heaven, now please God and must have met late beloved John too….at least they’re not social distancing up there.
Take care everyone…as we keep our “shelter in place”.

Triunefiat,

Joyce C Payne, OCDS

“I have always wanted to be a saint. I said to myself: God cannot inspire unrealizable desires. I can, then, inspite of my littleness, aspire to holiness.” – St. Therese of Lisieux

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Reminisces

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Dear Friends:
With Maliha’s birthday coming up in two weeks, my thoughts turn to last year’s splendid birthday party all of you hosted for her at Laguna Woods – with Gretchen contriving to make her win at left-right-center. I was hoping we will get together at her birthday this year for lunch at our house – but with the virus situation it is an idle thought – which she never would have entertained.

She probably also would not have liked a world without social gatherings, and without scrabble parties. Let us see what the world will look like at her anniversary – August 21, and we may have a memorial luncheon on the following day- August 22, at our house. In the meantime, best of health to all of you, and keep her in your hearts.

Regards
Arshud Mahmood

On Mar 12, 2020, at 10:40 AM, Evelyn Davis <redvette2010@att.net> wrote:

 Super Scrabble friends,

For two months in a row this year, there have been 13 lucky players at MMMSSC! At our next meeting, we’d like to welcome back other regular players and new players as well.

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, Upper Level, East Side

2800 N Main St., Ste 868, Santa Ana, CA 92705

When: March 19, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm (12:15 to 6 pm for division A players)

For those who have not signed up for next Thursday’s games, please do so by this Sunday.

The following players are already in:

Division A: Amnon, David, Yuki

Division B/C: Anthea, Don, Evelyn, Fern, Joanie, Lynn, Najat, Rick

Highlights of the February 20, 2020 games:

Category words

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘FEBRUARY’ – FABLERS 101 pts by Fern

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Name of gemstone – *no word played*

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Containing ‘X’ – EX 68 pts by Amnon

Bingo words

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Top scoring – WOUNDED 150 pts by Lynn, PRETZELS 146 pts by Joanie, ANTIQUED 134 pts by Amnon

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most played – 16 by Yuki, 14 by Fern, 11 by Joel

NOTE: Only acceptable category and bingo words were counted. Phonies were – CASSITA, POURINGS, STANDLESS, CLOWNERS, PILCHES, PRESTINE, QUILLERS

The category words for next meeting are:

<!–[if
!supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘March’
<!–[if
!supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Name of person
<!–[if
!supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Beginning in ‘AB’
February 2020 Stats
Total Total % Ave High Ave Total
Name Games Wins Win Score Score Bingos Bingos
Bob Agnew 2 0 0% 727 731 2 3
Gretchen Cowan 3 1 33% 833 900 3 8
Evelyn Davis 1 1 100% 1011 1011 4 4
Joel Elkins 3 1 33% 981 1071 4 11
Lynn Gunn 3 1 33% 912 975 2 7
Yukiko Loritz 3 2 67% 996 1100 5 16
Amnon Meyers 3 3 100% 1029 1098 3 10
Anthea Palmos 3 3 100% 868 892 2 6
Don Platt 3 1 33% 760 824 1 2
David Poder 3 0 0% 953 1047 2 7
Najat Reikes 3 1 33% 935 954 3 10
Joanie Scafuto 3 1 33% 847 853 1 3
Fern Trausch 3 3 100% 1046 1184 5 14
2020 Year-to-Date Stats
Name Total Total % Ave High Ave Total
Games Wins Win Score Score Bingos Bingos
Anthea Palmos 3 3 100% 868 892 2 6
Renee Kahn 3 3 100% 864 917 1 3
Amnon Meyers 6 5 83% 986 1098 4 23
Fern Trausch 6 4 67% 951 1184 4 21
Evelyn Davis 3 2 67% 909 1011 3 9
Yukiko Loritz 5 3 60% 1005 1100 5 24
David Poder 6 3 50% 1003 1161 3 18
Lynn Gunn 6 3 50% 883 975 2 14
Gretchen Cowan 6 3 50% 878 1059 3 16
Joel Elkins 3 1 33% 981 1071 4 11
Najat Reikes 6 2 33% 921 974 3 17
Joanie Scafuto 3 1 33% 847 853 1 3
May Joves 3 1 33% 761 961 1 3
Don Platt 6 1 17% 731 824 1 3
Tom Titus 2 0 0% 860 889 1 2
Bob Agnew 3 0 0% 726 731 1 4

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

Looking forward to seeing you next week to carry on the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club!

Evelyn and Yuki

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Tomorrow’s Super Scrabble Club cancelled

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For those of you who did not see Yuki’s email from this past Thursday, tomorrow’s Super Scrabble club meeting has been cancelled. Besides, Applebee’s is closed for dine-in service at this time. We will have to see how the Coronavirus situation unfolds in regards to meeting next month or the month after that. We will keep you posted. In the meantime, please be safe, and enjoy this time with your loved ones.

Evelyn and Yuki
Super Scrabble Club Codirectors

MMMSSC 03_19_20 #1

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Super Scrabble Players,

In light of the most recent advice from the health department to avoid unnecessary public gatherings during this Coronavirus Covid 19 pandemic, Evelyn and I have decided to cancel the Super Scrabble meetings until further notice. As much as we would like to have the meeting on March 19, we want to make sure everyone is safe. After all, Applebee’s is a pretty busy restaurant inside a mall.

Please be well, and take care of yourselves.

Yuki Loritz & Evelyn Davis
Super Scrabble Codirectors

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, 10:40:27 AM PDT, Evelyn Davis <redvette2010@att.net> wrote:

Super Scrabble friends,

For two months in a row this year, there have been 13 lucky players at MMMSSC! At our next meeting, we’d like to welcome back other regular players and new players as well.

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, Upper Level, East Side

2800 N Main St., Ste 868, Santa Ana, CA 92705

When: March 19, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm (12:15 to 6 pm for division A players)

For those who have not signed up for next Thursday’s games, please do so by this Sunday.

The following players are already in:

Division A: Amnon, David, Yuki

Division B/C: Anthea, Don, Evelyn, Fern, Joanie, Lynn, Najat, Rick

Highlights of the February 20, 2020 games:

Category words

· Most letters from ‘FEBRUARY’ – FABLERS 101 pts by Fern

· Name of gemstone – *no word played*

· Containing ‘X’ – EX 68 pts by Amnon

Bingo words

· Top scoring – WOUNDED 150 pts by Lynn, PRETZELS 146 pts by Joanie, ANTIQUED 134 pts by Amnon

· Most played – 16 by Yuki, 14 by Fern, 11 by Joel

NOTE: Only acceptable category and bingo words were counted. Phonies were – CASSITA, POURINGS, STANDLESS, CLOWNERS, PILCHES, PRESTINE, QUILLERS

The category words for next meeting are:

· Most letters from ‘March’
· Name of person
· Beginning in ‘AB’
February 2020 Stats
Total Total % Ave High Ave Total
Name Games Wins Win Score Score Bingos Bingos
Bob Agnew 2 0 0% 727 731 2 3
Gretchen Cowan 3 1 33% 833 900 3 8
Evelyn Davis 1 1 100% 1011 1011 4 4
Joel Elkins 3 1 33% 981 1071 4 11
Lynn Gunn 3 1 33% 912 975 2 7
Yukiko Loritz 3 2 67% 996 1100 5 16
Amnon Meyers 3 3 100% 1029 1098 3 10
Anthea Palmos 3 3 100% 868 892 2 6
Don Platt 3 1 33% 760 824 1 2
David Poder 3 0 0% 953 1047 2 7
Najat Reikes 3 1 33% 935 954 3 10
Joanie Scafuto 3 1 33% 847 853 1 3
Fern Trausch 3 3 100% 1046 1184 5 14
2020 Year-to-Date Stats
Name Total Total % Ave High Ave Total
Games Wins Win Score Score Bingos Bingos
Anthea Palmos 3 3 100% 868 892 2 6
Renee Kahn 3 3 100% 864 917 1 3
Amnon Meyers 6 5 83% 986 1098 4 23
Fern Trausch 6 4 67% 951 1184 4 21
Evelyn Davis 3 2 67% 909 1011 3 9
Yukiko Loritz 5 3 60% 1005 1100 5 24
David Poder 6 3 50% 1003 1161 3 18
Lynn Gunn 6 3 50% 883 975 2 14
Gretchen Cowan 6 3 50% 878 1059 3 16
Joel Elkins 3 1 33% 981 1071 4 11
Najat Reikes 6 2 33% 921 974 3 17
Joanie Scafuto 3 1 33% 847 853 1 3
May Joves 3 1 33% 761 961 1 3
Don Platt 6 1 17% 731 824 1 3
Tom Titus 2 0 0% 860 889 1 2
Bob Agnew 3 0 0% 726 731 1 4

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

Looking forward to seeing you next week to carry on the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club!

Evelyn and Yuki

MMMSSC Codirectors

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MMMSSC 03_19_20 #1

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Super Scrabble friends,

For two months in a row this year, there have been 13 lucky players at MMMSSC! At our next meeting, we’d like to welcome back other regular players and new players as well.

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, Upper Level, East Side

2800 N Main St., Ste 868, Santa Ana, CA 92705

When: March 19, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm (12:15 to 6 pm for division A players)

For those who have not signed up for next Thursday’s games, please do so by this Sunday.

The following players are already in:

Division A: Amnon, David, Yuki

Division B/C: Anthea, Don, Evelyn, Fern, Joanie, Lynn, Najat, Rick

Highlights of the February 20, 2020 games:

Category words

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘FEBRUARY’ – FABLERS 101 pts by Fern

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Name of gemstone – *no word played*

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Containing ‘X’ – EX 68 pts by Amnon

Bingo words

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Top scoring – WOUNDED 150 pts by Lynn, PRETZELS 146 pts by Joanie, ANTIQUED 134 pts by Amnon

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most played – 16 by Yuki, 14 by Fern, 11 by Joel

NOTE: Only acceptable category and bingo words were counted. Phonies were – CASSITA, POURINGS, STANDLESS, CLOWNERS, PILCHES, PRESTINE, QUILLERS

The category words for next meeting are:

<!–[if
!supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘March’
<!–[if
!supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Name of person
<!–[if
!supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Beginning in ‘AB’
February 2020 Stats
Total Total % Ave High Ave Total
Name Games Wins Win Score Score Bingos Bingos
Bob Agnew 2 0 0% 727 731 2 3
Gretchen Cowan 3 1 33% 833 900 3 8
Evelyn Davis 1 1 100% 1011 1011 4 4
Joel Elkins 3 1 33% 981 1071 4 11
Lynn Gunn 3 1 33% 912 975 2 7
Yukiko Loritz 3 2 67% 996 1100 5 16
Amnon Meyers 3 3 100% 1029 1098 3 10
Anthea Palmos 3 3 100% 868 892 2 6
Don Platt 3 1 33% 760 824 1 2
David Poder 3 0 0% 953 1047 2 7
Najat Reikes 3 1 33% 935 954 3 10
Joanie Scafuto 3 1 33% 847 853 1 3
Fern Trausch 3 3 100% 1046 1184 5 14
2020 Year-to-Date Stats
Name Total Total % Ave High Ave Total
Games Wins Win Score Score Bingos Bingos
Anthea Palmos 3 3 100% 868 892 2 6
Renee Kahn 3 3 100% 864 917 1 3
Amnon Meyers 6 5 83% 986 1098 4 23
Fern Trausch 6 4 67% 951 1184 4 21
Evelyn Davis 3 2 67% 909 1011 3 9
Yukiko Loritz 5 3 60% 1005 1100 5 24
David Poder 6 3 50% 1003 1161 3 18
Lynn Gunn 6 3 50% 883 975 2 14
Gretchen Cowan 6 3 50% 878 1059 3 16
Joel Elkins 3 1 33% 981 1071 4 11
Najat Reikes 6 2 33% 921 974 3 17
Joanie Scafuto 3 1 33% 847 853 1 3
May Joves 3 1 33% 761 961 1 3
Don Platt 6 1 17% 731 824 1 3
Tom Titus 2 0 0% 860 889 1 2
Bob Agnew 3 0 0% 726 731 1 4

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

Looking forward to seeing you next week to carry on the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club!

Evelyn and Yuki

MMMSSC Codirectors

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