Sunday, May 19, 2019

Giveaway! Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

by Renee Saperstein, Veterinary Physician, Flaming Bingo, AHMM May/June 2019

One of the first times I visited my mother at her new retirement home in Sunshine Palms on the west coast of Florida we spent a few days lounging on the gorgeous sands of the Gulf of Mexico in a sweet little town called Fort Myers Beach. Each morning we had breakfast in the cutest little cafe/bookstore, called, appropriately enough, The Read 'Em and Eat. The owners, Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield, were such terrific ladies that by the time mom and I left, we were all friends on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.


Well, when Sassy heard about the adventure I had on my most recent visit to Sunshine Palms for mom's birthday, she thought it was just the kind of story her author would love to write. The next thing I knew "Flamingo Bingo" was the cover story of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and there was my name in print for all the world to see.


For a chance to win a copy of this great magazine filled with terrific mystery stories, please comment any thought at all you may have about the game of bingo. Please include your email in this format: your name (at) your server (dot) com—so the spambots can’t pick it up.

Comments close at midnight, your time, on Tuesday May 21st.

33 comments:

  1. I played bingo every weekend for many years. I loved the excitement there was in the room! I miss it!
    Deb Price
    debprice60(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I play bingo on occasion but am always one number short. It is frustrating.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. I have fond memories of playing BINGO as some of our school fundraisers. It's a fun game for the young to the young at heart. I don't think it's the idea of prizes as much as beating everyone else in the luck of the draw on cards and the fate of having your numbers drawn first.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  4. I love to play bingo but am not adept at playing multiple cards. I haven't played for a while, but would love to give it a try again! bobandcelia (at) sbcglobal (dot) net ~

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  5. Bingo is fun but I don’t play much. I recently joined a group of women who play Keno once a month. You play with special bingo cards that have paying cards on them instead of letters and numbers. Cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Suzannemflynn@earthlink.netMay 19, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    In a 3 room school house on Lancey Street I first saw the game of Bingo. As a 1st grader I watched the Big Kids in 2nd & 3rd grade playing this game at our combined indoor recess during our Maine winters. Once I knew my letters and numbers, then I got to join them, too. What fun then as I could shout "Bingo" and read back my winning row. It's then I learned about diagonal, 4 corners, cover your card...all beyond the Basic Bingo. Fast forward to my teaching 1st grade and teaching my little ones the rules and concentration needed to play this indoor winter recess game. Bingo is a rite of passage and fun for all! Suzannemflynn@ earthlink.net

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  7. Bingo is fun I played it once at a casino. But it's more fun at home with the grand kids.

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  8. Bingo is my grandkids favorite game.

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  9. Bingo makes me think of a dear aunt, who just loved it. Unfortunately she used winniing at bingo as part of her budget planning until her daughters stepped in. Whenever she would win she would tell them, see, I told you it's my time. She was a hoot.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I went to play Bingo one time. My mother and sisnlaw loved it, so we went. Did not win a thing of course, lol. Would love to win this though. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  11. Bingo goes too fast for me since the players use so many cards at once@ lkleback at hotmail.com

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  12. My daughter (10 years old then) would visit my mother on Sundays and often got asked to call the bingo game. When we asked if she liked doing that, she replied, "No." We explained that she didn't have to do it. "Oh yes I do. Grandma would be very disappointed if I didn't!"

    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  13. I love bingo. It's good, clean fun. Sometimes I actually win. We still play bingo as a family.

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  14. Vera Wilson
    I played a few times at fair, won a toaster once. But not something would spend lots of money on.

    snoopysnop1 at yahoo dot com

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  15. We play a few times a year at the casino. Lots of fun! JL_Minter (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  16. I used to love to play bingo when I was a kid! We used to have bingo night once a week at the bungalow colony I went to and it was always fun. I haven’t played in years.
    meeshpsych@aol.com

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  17. I loved Bingo when my mother was alive. It really was her game and she loved to go and play -- we had an agreement that we split any winnings and she won almost every time we went!
    prizewinner(at) hotmail (dot) com

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  18. It's a great game for all ages.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  19. I've never really played bingo other than on the computer. I'm not a gambler and don't think I could handle a bunch of cards and people around me or if it went fast. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  20. I've enjoyed playing it with kids of all ages. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  21. Bingo is a game I have not played for a very long time. Fun though.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  22. Bingo is one of those games that all ages can play. It's a great way for little ones to learn their numbers while seniors can stimulate their brain by playing the game. My mother loved the game and went several times a week. It was a time of fun to go with her and one of the places she played had the best chili dogs to boot. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Bingo is so much fun for every age and the little this old fashioned game to them and I am glad that they will partake. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. G 57. BINGO!! My mom thoroughly enjoyed playing Bingo at her retirement facility. I treasure memories of spending time with her during the games. bskts4unme(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  25. My family plays a Christmas themed bingo every year during Christmas. netzlawkasey(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  26. I have never played Bingo!

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  27. Bingo! My friend and I try to do bingo when we have free time! We did one a few weeks ago, where everything was donated..all the proceeds went to a family to help a youngster with some serious medical needs. I won a huge basket of ceramics to paint...20. Pieces in all! And a gift certificate. And we were told the family has met their goal of what was needed to obtain the treatment. We used to go monthly to one held as a fundraiser for another organization...but they discontinued them. One I will never go to...is one I saw advertised on anmoutside sign at one of the lodges near here...called gun bingo....for me..thats just wrong...but thismis hunting country...and my views are not everybodys.. so no disrespect... it's just not for me.

    My email is LaFonRC (at) AOL (dot) com

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  28. I always went with my grandmother to play bingo, on the weekends..she'd go every night if she could and she won a lot. She and her neighbor would always partner up, so if 1 won, they both did, they'd split the winnings. It was always great fun! I still do play every once in a while. nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I used to play bingo with my mom and her friend for many years! tWarner419@aol.com

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  30. I used to play bingo as a child with my Mom, at church fundraiser. As an adult, I went to casinos, veterans or church fundraisers. I play on bus trips to casinos. Always fun. Debbie Wroble jsister98@gmail.com

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  31. Giveaway is closed. Winner has been notified. Thanks to everyone for participating!

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  32. I played bingo at festivals, but either they don't have those festivals anymore or the one they do have doesn't have bingo anymore. So I get my bingo fix by playing it on my tablet. I have three bingo games.

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