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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Bingo Babe's Collection of Stories, Jokes, Recipes, and Suggestions

First, how do you thank years of good friends, great stories and evenings spent merrily playing BINGO, talking about children, husbands and lives little tragedies, not to mention the abundance of wisdom and moral support.

I can only wish you all to have the opportunity to win a huge jackpot and not have to split it with anyone else.

BINGO…Just saying the word (yelling it is better!) makes me feel tingly all over. There is nothing I can think of that I enjoy more than a night out with my friends playing Bingo. I know I am not the only one out there who feels the same way, so I thought it would be fun to put together this little site to talk about my passion, ask questions, give answers and find out what everyone else thinks.

First let’s start with some basic rules. I found these and thought it would be the perfect place to start. We have all said them. We have all broken them from time to time and we have all forgiven ourselves.

The 10 Commandments of BINGO
(Author Unknown)

1. Thou shall not sit in thy neighbor’s lucky seat
2. Thou shall not stare at thy neighbors cards
3. Thou shall not take thy caller’s name in vein
4. Thou shall not call false "BINGO"
5. Thou shall not wish bad luck on thy neighbor
6. Thou shall not threaten to kill the caller
7. Thou shall not steal thy husband’s money for BINGO
8. Thou shall not brag about how much thou hast won
9. Thou shall not whine about how much thou hast lost
10. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s winnings

In answer to the question…you know you are addicted to BINGO when:

Here are a few short stories about things that have really happened at one of my favorite Bingo halls. I am still amazed, but not terribly surprised at the things some people will do to play BINGO.

The names have been changed to protect the temporarily insane, but my dear friends, you know who you are!

Mary went to the supermarket and as she stood looking at the steak she was planning to buy for dinner, she equated it to how many early birds games she could play. So instead of the steak, she bought hamburger meat and used the difference to play BINGO. That night she won the jackpot and was able to take her husband out to a lovely restaurant for a steak dinner. Sounds to me like they both won!

My dear friend Wanda had missed BINGO for six weeks while she was recovering from a broken leg. The week before her cast was to be removed she asked her husband to please drive her to BINGO. When he refused, she went into the garage and used his power tools to remove the cast so she could drive to BINGO herself. Now that’s determination!

Anna Marie was on a fixed income. After being so careful with her money for so many years, clipping as many coupons as she could stand and always remembering to turn off every light, she cashed in her life insurance policy, because she figured "What was life without BINGO anyway." Amazing, but true.

Sandy arrived at BINGO wearing a large raincoat over her shoulders. When she let the coat slide off, she revealed her sons piggy bank stuck on her hand. She had been trying to fish out some quarters for bingo when her hand simply got stuck. We all laughed until we cried, even though Sandy didn’t think it was all that funny. With our help and half a bottle of soap from the ladies room, we were able to finally remove her hand from the piggy bank. I guess you could say we helped her launder money for Bingo.

And my personal favorite story is about Jackie. She was 9 months pregnant at the time and came waddling into bingo. During the halftime break we found her in the ladies room leaning against the wall holding her well rounded belly. She was already in labor. Being that this was her fifth child she assured us she still had a little more time and no matter what we all said to her, she was bound and determined to finish out the night. She played the last game and was rushed to the hospital, where she delivered a beautiful 7 pound 8 ounce baby boy. When he was born all the nurses laughed when she yelled…you got it…BINGO!

If you have a great TRUE short story you would like to share with us, please Contact Me.

Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Carmen Maranda

A little bit of funny…

Question: What has little balls and screws old ladies?
Answer: ….a BINGO machine

A true BINGO player only plays BINGO on days that end in "Y"

Do You Know a Good BINGO Joke??? Let everyone read it here. Submit your joke by sending me an email at Contact Me.

If you could play bingo with any famous person in the world, who would it be and why? Please Send me an email at Contact Me.


I’d want to play bingo with Michael Jackson because it would be a Thriller.


Here is a fast and easy recipe to prepare for your family on bingo night that will get you out the door fast and guilt free.


3 T paprika
1 ½ tsp course salt
¼ tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 ½ tsp dried thyme
whole (6-7) pound roasting chicken
1 T butter
In a small bowl, mix together paprika, salt, garlic salt, cayenne pepper and dried thyme. Set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash chicken and pat dry. Tuck in wings and tie together legs. Place in a cast iron skillet. Rub with softened butter.

With DRY hands, sprinkle with the spice mixture; DO NOT RUB. Bake until coating is blackened (30 to 40 Minutes). Tent with tin foil and continue cooking about 1 ½ hours until juices run clear. Remove chicken and let stand at least 5 minutes before carving. Pour pan juices into a clear glass measuring cup; skim fat from the top. Strain if you like and serve sauce with the chicken.

The smell of this chicken cooking is mouth watering. Your family will never notice you walking out the door for bingo. Leftovers (if there are any) are great cut up on a salad the next day for lunch!

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