MMMSSC 12_19_19


Dear Super scrabble players:

Thanks to all of you , and especially Evelyn and Yuki for keeping Maliha’s memory alive – I was touched by the word play on the letters in Maliha’s name. I am out of town and will not be back until after your next meeting on the 19th. Good luck, and best wishes for the holidays.

Arshud Mahmood

MMMSSC 12_19_19


From: Evelyn Davis

Hello Super Scrabble enthusiasts,

Thank you to all 19 players (including our newcomer, Anthea) who made the inaugural MMMSSC meeting a success! Welcome to super scrabble, Anthea!

Thanks also to Arshud for gracing us with his surprise visit. That was really special!

For the next meeting on December 19, 2019 from 1pm to 8pm, please take note that it will be held at a new venue:

Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 307 E Katella Ave, Orange 92867

Although the use of their room comes with a price (minimum $200 for food and drinks), our consolation is that lighting is very good – no more playing in the dark! Emoji

Fourteen have signed up, namely: Gretchen, Evelyn, Rick, Lynn, May, Amnon, Gary, Don, David, Anthea, Najat, Joanie, Tom, Fern

There is room for 6 more players so please reply by this Sunday if you will be able to attend next Thursday’s meeting.

Highlights of last month’s games:

Category words

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘MALIHA’ – LLAMA 73 pts by Gary

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ’MENDOZA’ – ENDEMIAL 92 pts by Yuki

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘MAHMOOD’ – GOODNESS 86 pts by Gretchen

Bingo words

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Top scoring – STOLIDER 131 pts by Yuki, STORIES 130 pts by Najat, FESTERED 128 pts by Gretchen

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most played – 13 each by Yuki, Gary, Alan

NOTE: Only acceptable category and bingo words were counted. Phonies were – BENTNESS, ROILERS, ASSUREE, COLLATER, INTERGER, TERMION, STIMENS, TOADIEST, DENTIER

November 2019 Stats
Total Total % Total Ave High Ave
Name Games Wins Win Bingos Bingos Score Score
Bob Agnew 1 0 0% 0 0 657 657
Gretchen Cowan 3 1 33% 7 2 928 880
Evelyn Davis 2 1 50% 5 3 965 900
Joel Elkins 3 2 67% 8 3 990 957
Janet Goldstein 3 0 0% 4 1 863 748
Lynn Gunn 3 2 67% 8 3 1019 922
May Joves 3 1 33% 2 1 774 689
Renee Kahn 3 1 33% 4 1 808 734
Yukiko Loritz 3 1 33% 13 4 1102 976
Amnon Meyers 3 2 67% 11 4 1077 1006
Gary Moss 3 2 67% 13 4 986 964
Anthea Palmos 3 0 0% 3 1 818 782
Don Platt 3 1 33% 3 1 831 735
David Poder 3 3 100% 8 3 959 939
Najat Reikes 3 2 67% 8 3 1105 920
Joanie Scafuto 3 1 33% 3 1 742 716
Alan Stern 3 3 100% 13 4 1117 1056
Tom Titus 3 2 67% 6 2 956 890
Fern Trausch 3 2 67% 5 2 895 786

The category words for next month are:

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1) <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘DECEMBER’

<!–[if !supportLists]–>2) <!–[endif]–>Ending in ‘ILY’

<!–[if !supportLists]–>3) <!–[endif]–>Containing ‘Z’ (not blank)

Many thanks to the following donors to MMMSSC: Amnon, David, Evelyn, Gary, Nancy, Yuki



P.S. Let’s wish Yuki and her family a great time visiting Iceland beginning next week until the end of the month. Brrr! Wear 10 layers, guys!



Wow….Arsud’s best written email about late beloved saint-on-earth Maliha’s holily awesome legacy of a “friendly scrabble game” drove to the point Maliha’s being My Fair Lady indeed, in thought, word and deed.

Eternally grateful for her ‘adopting me as a sister’ during the five ‘learning’ years that i stayed in a guestroom of her immaculately elegant home, I find solace in my late beloved saint-on-earth-too spouse John meeting her again up there and remembering that the labor-of-love [now relic] Scrabble board that she made and gave me when we first played scrabble in Tustin was the ‘lucky-charm-of-a-board’ that lbJohn and I played Scrabble on whence lbJ and i first met one memorably blessed day, months before lbJ and i tied the knot on Saint Catherine of Sienna’s feastday! Deo gratias.
On Maliha’s sharing and caring love, she told me about Createspace that was the channel that made me finish what lbJohn didn’t…publication of his writings in LAST STRAWS book that even has a kindle version this year on Amazon/KDP. Thank you Maliha.

First MMMSSC players


Special thanks to Yuki and Evelyn for taking the initiative, and doing the hard work of organizing. And thanks to all the friends who sent positive comments.


Arshud Mahmood

On Nov 22, 2019, at 10:11 PM, Yukiko Loritz wrote:

Thank you for sharing this email with all of us. That was so touching. You are going to make me cry. 🙂

I think her spirit was with us yesterday, and I hope we made her happy. I agreed to do this with Evelyn so that Maliha can keep on smiling, knowing that she started this wonderful club of family.

I am so glad you were able to stop by and take some of the buttons. You and your family are always welcome. Yuki