In those few seconds, Marilyn knew she had her.  It had taken twenty years, 956 games, 3,824 cigarettes, 1,912 gin and tonics, 1,434 ham and cheese sandwiches, five packs of cards, and dogged persistence, but, by God, she had her.  Doris didn’t know it yet, but she was about to be handed a slice of humble pie.  “This must be what those people feel like when they win the Price is Right,” Marilyn thought, “or maybe Queen for a Day.”  Well, today she would be Queen.  As Doris turned back to her cards, Marilyn sipped her G&T and coolly inquired about the value of Doris and Frank’s new Airstream. 


  1. "Doris didn't know it yet..." says it all.

  2. Alice: "The kids won't know what hit 'em, Gladys. I'll take over dinner tonight and you make a run to the A&P for the shaving cream, toilet paper, and itching powder from their joke section. I'll say you had an emergency salon appointment. Then at midnight, we'll get to work. That'll show--"
    Gladys: "Pipe down, Alice! I think I hear someone breathing in the hallway!"

  3. Millie hadn't believed her, but when Doris turned her head just right, Millie could look in one ear and actually see out the other! "Oh, the possibilities," she quickly thought to herself. Then she said, quite casually, "Did I ever tell you the real rules to this game?" Doris just looked at her blankly and said, "Wait...what?"