National Solitaire Day

Guess who established National Solitaire Day? Microsoft. Once they included it in Windows 3.0 (back in 1990 kids) it was used to train people how to use that new-fangled mouse on your desk. At least that was the excuse used. Now-a-days kids are coding at 5 years old which leaves us older folks in the digital dust.

Your assignment for this national day is to use a real deck of playing cards to play a tactile game of solitaire. Consider it homework you may actually enjoy, even if you no longer remember how to efficiently shuffle that deck. And be sure you’re playing with a full deck of 52 cards. I’ve been playing with less than full deck for many years and for some reason have never won a game of solitaire in all that time.

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