Clatter and chatter. Tiles clicking. Female voices (my mom and aunts, I think). Laughter. Helping to mix the tiles and put everything back into the box where it fits just so. Thinking how cool it will be when I grow up and can play such a grown up game, when I will be able to do more than match the pretty pictures. Best of all, the day I can win and shout MAH JONGG.
All grown up now, and still never learned the game, so I’m learning now and had that long-awaited moment last week. Thanks to Amy Cummings and Caryl Richards, friends and teachers extraordinaire, I won my first game! (with a lot of help). Saw Project Mah Jongg in New York and CAN’T WAIT for Ohio to see it. I think I’m hooked.
– Judi Feniger
Executive Director, Maltz Museum