Friday, August 11, 2017


We had a special visitor for Thursday evening play in Morganton. Mamy Jocelyn Ranaivoson , member of the Zanesfield Petanque Club, was traveling through NC and stopped by to play for a while. We had met Mamy several years ago in Ohio and were happy to see him again.

From Facebook, he lists Holmen, Wisconsin, as his current home and Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, as his hometown. He is the pastor of a Lutheran church in Wisconsin. With Mamy in his travels were his wife, Noelisoa, and his son AJ (Shirley asked AJ how he spells his name. His answer: "A...J"). While Noel was content to sit and watch, AJ got into a game or two. We're always happy to have visitors to Carolina Petanque and really enjoyed seeing Mamy and his family.

We love walk-ups!!! Holly and Barry from Vail
Randy from Morganton-- another walk-up

Late (9:00 PM) dinner at Judge's
Mamy, AJ, Noel, Kirk, Rusty, Marcia, Jeff, Danny, Sue, Marc, Juan, Kathy, Tom, Carol, Steve, John, Barry, Holly, Randy, Shirley, and Gary played (well, technically, Noel and Randy just watched this time) petanque in Morganton yesterday evening beginning at 5:00 PM and having to abandon our last game at 8:45 (score was 11-10) in order to make it the few hundred yards over to Judge's Riverside Restaurant before their 9:00 closing time!

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