Friday, May 20
‘Welcome to Dreamland’! The Birmingham BC rolled out the red carpet and had lunch catered by Dreamland Barbeque. When I go to Horn Lake, I always try to get to ‘Corky’s’ and ‘Interstate’ which are two of the best barbeque places in Memphis. ‘Dreamland’ is Birmingham’s answer to barbeque. The bridge club is big and I think there were 25 tables and the ‘pride of Birmingham’, Frank Stewart also played. I got to speak to Frank about his days with the ACBL and his life today as a bridge columnist. I spent the night at the ‘Parrish Inn’ and played with Bill Parrish. A lot of Alabama’s best players came out and pummeled Bill and me. Special thanks Sandy Smith, club manager, whose efforts made this stop possible.