What can YOU say in six sentences?
They have been each other's canasta opponents for 56 years, and though the tempo of the cards slapping down is slower, the rivalry is as fierce as ever.
Through college, marriages, births of children, and the deaths of mutual friends and relatives, they have remained sworn competitors in this one endeavor. Their arena is a four foot square card table, once shiny and now worn dull from the rub and snap of playing cards.
Each is convinced the other is capable of cheating.
Neither one has yet to do that.
Do not, however, badmouth either one in earshot of the other or you will know the wrath of elderly women for whom a good card game is both a calling and a blood sport.