Friday, July 28, 2017

Old Ladies and Bingo

Old lady with a huge updo playing Bingo 1960s. Grandmothers and Glasses and Other stories of Matronly Women. marchmatron.com
My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. She drinks right out of the bottle. - Henny Youngman
Three very crabby old ladies playing Bingo 1950s. Grandmothers and Glasses and Other stories of Matronly Women. marchmatron.com
Bingo started as a 1530s lottery game in Italy and is still played on Saturday. A German carnival pitchman popularized the game in America. Beans were used as Bing card markers and the game was called Beno. 
Cute old lady playing Bingo with several cards 1950s. Grandmothers and Glasses and Other stories of Matronly Women. marchmatron.com
In 1929, Edwin Lowe, a traveling toy salesman watched people flocking to the game which was so enticing that the pitchman had to continually turn away people until the game ended at 3am.  
Lowe changed the name to Bingo and pedaled it across he country as a way for churches to raise money. 

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Other stories of Matronly Women:

Good Heavens
Age Appropriate
I've Fallen

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