I learned how to play Mah Jongg about 5 years ago by taking Leah’s course at the adult community center, Mainline School Night. I decided to buy a Mah Jongg set so I could play with the women I met in the class. Even though both my grandmothers played Mah Jongg, somehow their Mah Jongg sets got lost among all the family heirlooms, so I began my search to buy a new set.
I went first to the local shopping malls and visited several game stores in the Philadelphia area that sold Mah Jongg sets. Then I searched on-line and found several websites that sold Mah Jongg sets. But nothing caught my eye. So I asked my mom whether she knew of any stores near Boca Raton, Florida, where she lived that sold Mah Jongg sets and luckily she did.
Mom mentioned that the large inside flea market, Festival on Sample Road in Pompano Beach, Florida had a vendor that sold Mah Jongg merchandise. So the next time I visited my parents for a long weekend, we went to the flea market.
And there was the MahJongg set I was searching for all along. Its outside case had an old fashion map of the countries of the world. I loved the case immediately and bought it because it symbolized what I like to do in my leisure time, besides playing Mah Jongg, and that is to travel and explore the world and learn about other cultures and their history.
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