This week over on Darcy's postcard challenge the country is Wales.
I had more time this week and decided to research a bit about it, and the people. Somehow, in the click clicking through the internet, I stumbled upon a section of Wales labeled "Snooker".
It reminded me of a time in my 20s where some friends and I went out to shoot pool ( and drink a few!) and all the tables were full. The bartender told us all he had left were snooker balls, and we naively thought we could hit those around like the billiards we knew.
Very wrong. Not the same.
We laughed at ourselves and took the snooker balls back to the bartender. And I have never seen snooker at a bar since in the States.
When I read about this gentlemen, Ray Reardon, I immediately loved him! How could you not?
Here's a bit of how Wikipedia summorizes him:
Born Oct. 8, 1932, retired Welsh snooker player who dominated the sport in the 1970s. His dark widow's peak and grin gave him the nickname Dracula.
At 14, he became a coal miner, but after a bit of scare, he got out of that line of work, and later became a police officer.
He really sounds like the coolest guy....if I can't sit and have a beer with him, the least I can do is make a postcard with his image.
It was transfered onto muslin and sewn into this 4x6 card.
Margaret continues her journey around the globe in search of new and exciting adventures. She's decided to mingle in the pubs of Wales and learn snooker.