Too bad for us, the crowds never did show up. Instead of our usual 125-150, only 88 walked through the doors last night, leaving lots of room on the tables for winning charms. I tried to snap a couple of pictures for you, but that's bad luck. Who knew?
It seems many had made the rounds ... Ceres, Madera, the High School and the two gambling palaces within 200 miles. If you've already lost all your cash, you don't play. Actually they do play, but with quarters, dimes and nickels from the kids piggy banks. We were inundated with change.
Occasionally we are inundated with food, but alas, the bakers and shakers didn't bring us anything. The Castle Lawyer and I were on our own. I admit, we conspired. We got the King to order pizza from Costco for the workers. At $10 for each HUGE pizza, it doesn't break the bank to buy three for the group.
To make it even better, we actually got ICE CREAM for dessert. One of the charities we support has a huge auction every year. Our support consists of paying $150 for the Costco chocolate cake ... you know the one I'm talking about ... or as they did this year, $200 for a year's worth of ice cream from Baskin Robbins.
Truthfully, it's only two quart containers once a month, but it's more than enough for a great Castle treat. TWO in one night. I guess our luck was rolling!!
Later in the evening as we doled out cash, it got even better. One of the big winners at a big casino had headed to Reno to keep her lucky streak rolling. There she purchased something like a dozen lucky charm key chains, complete with spinning, clear glass crystal covered dice.
You're going to laugh, but these lovely ladies are so superstitious they give US the lucky charms, hoping to garner favor with the Gods of Luck!! Many times they even ask us to pick their cards. If they win, we will have to pick them for the next month!!
It definitely brought me luck, since I survived another night and we balanced to the tee, not to mention the pizza and ice cream. I think I only got half a dose of luck however, because my stomach wasn't the least bit happy with me!!
In one more show of lucky me, I ordered and actually RECEIVED a dozen cans of my special coffee. I couldn't be happier that I'm lucky enough to have someone somewhere still making this morning delight. Thank you to my readers for giving me the secret location on Amazon where I can purchase it in record numbers.
This morning I'm headed off to have my Jeep smogged ... another costly California thing. Then it's off to the local gun range to introduce the Castle Lawyer to the CCW requirements. Get it now folks ... and purchase lots of ammo, because very soon the NEW LAW requires you to be registered with the State in order to buy ANY ammo.
I'm pretty sure the criminals will all run down and register, causing crime to come to a screeching halt. I of course will just go to Arizona if I need more!!