Chess is for Lovers

As is our custom Suzy and I head to the Crossroads of Bellevue mall to have lunch with Josie and her family. One of Nicky, my grandson, and my favorite activities is to watch the chess players and some times even play a speed match ourselves if no one else is there. I took some pictures last weekend and captured this picture which I like on a number of levels:


It has so much happening in this picture, it could be a Where’s Waldo picture book page. First there are the young lovers in the top right, and then you might notice the Dad holding his child, followed by the two lovely and entranced girls watching the action. That’s Bert taking a seat after making a chess move. And the chess clock is on the right. This chess action brings a lot of people and draws from a huge pool of diversity goodness.

Here are some more select pictures from the weekend at the Mall.

Josie&theBunny  NickyWatches  SuzyAmberMe

               Josie & Amber, Nick likes to watch, Suzy, Amber (with the bunny ears) and me

Hanging out at the mall on the weekend has become a great American past time. And the malls aren’t just about selling anymore. They are filled with libraries, free concerts, and chess games like this. Be well.


About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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2 Responses to Chess is for Lovers

  1. Nick says:

    do i know any of thes people??? ummm let me think mom… amber… grandpa… and grandma.

  2. Bertie says:

    They do look somewhat familiar, huh Nick? Great Grandma Bertie

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