Words With Friends. Have I been living under a rock???

Danielle Herzog

This article, entitled Words With Friends. Have I been living under a rock??? comes from Danielle Herzog's blog Martinis and Minivans at martinisandminivans.com.

I lost my grandmother a few months ago. She lived with my family my entire life and she was like a second mother to me. One of the things we loved to do together was play Scrabble.

Every time I came home we would make some tea, take out some treats to eat, and get to a fierce game of Scrabble. Even when her health was fading, that woman still tried to get away with words like, “Mangia” and “Shamu” – she believed that since she used the words in her lifetime at one point, she should be able to use them in Scrabble. It was always a laughing fest to see what words she would try to put on the board and get away with.

When she passed, I was very sad to not only lose her, but to not be able to play that fun game with her again. I was especially sad this past Thanksgiving because it was my first holiday without her. However, I believe that she was definitely there in spirit because my uncle introduced me to the world of Words With Friends. I had seen it on Facebook and had a few friends tell me that I had to play, but I always brushed it off. However, in missing my grandmother and wishing I could play with her, I downloaded it to see what it is all about.

To my surprise, I loved it. I love that I can have different games going at the same time, and that I can laugh again at the words that my friends and family members come up with. I love when a word makes me giggle because it sounds dirty – like the word “moist” or when I think of the different inappropriate words I could put down but don’t have the guts to do. I also like that I feel that wherever my grandmother is right now – she is smiling because I’m back to playing the game.



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