This past , Maliha Mendoza Mahmood’s husband Arshud and their daughter Alia hosted a memorial/celebration for the late Maliha’s birthday at their home. There were 15 Super Scrabble players who gathered to celebrate. We all lit candles, shared stories and memories about Maliha, enjoyed a catered lunch from Arshud, and played a Maliha-related trivia game as well as the dice game called Left Center Right. The last time we played Left Center Right was for Maliha’s birthday in June, 2019, and she won! She was so excited and overjoyed.
Everyone had fond memories, and some tears were shed. It was a beautiful memorial and celebration of this wonderful woman who started her self-named Super Scrabble club. We were all blessed by her time here on Earth, for she was the most gentle, loving, kind, generous, and spiritual person you could meet. She was one of a kind and will be truly missed. Alia said that it was probably a good thing that Maliha passed before the pandemic because it would have been so difficult for Maliha not to be able to see and hug her friends. I have to agree with Alia on that. These are pictures from the celebration:
Evelyn Davis and I are now codirectors of the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club, which meets on the of every month. We have met on and off since the summer of last year due to the surges of COVID-19 cases. However, we hope that we will not have any more interruptions. Below is the most recent email with details for our upcoming meeting this month. We use WGPO’s TWL19 lexicon. Please email Evelyn or me if you are interested in attending this month or sometime in the future.
It’s time once again for another day of 3 fun games of Super Scrabble.
When: , 2022, 11:00 AM
Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, 2nd floor, Suite 868
2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
If you have been fully vaccinated, please sign up no later than , .
New prizes will be distributed to all players present during the games as determined by their current year-to-date average bingo scores.
In addition, prizes are in store for the following categories:
Game 1 – All letters in ‘FLAG’ (any order)
Game 2 – Most letters from ‘FATHERS’
Game 3 – Containing ‘MM’ (not necessarily together)
High bingo with the letter ‘K’
Low bingo with the letter ‘K’
And don’t forget about the big prizes for words with 12-13 letters or with 14+ letters.
Hope to see as many as 20 of you at the meeting of the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club (MMMSSC).