Helaine, you have changed my world.  I have been obsessed with Mah Jong for the past two years.  However, since you have taught us canasta, I can't stop playing canasta both in person and on line.  Mah Jong has taken a back seat because I just love it!  

You had a very tough task....to teach 13 women all of whom were different levels of card players.  Your ability to handle the different levels surpassed my expectations.  You arrived each week with visual materials and presented the game in a very logical, organized manner and even managed to teach us a lot of strategy of the game.  I found you extremely patient and you were always available to us in person before and after our sessions and via email.  You left the door open to ask questions and didn't judge anyone when they asked you the same question multiple times.  

Thank you so much for sharing canasta with us.  I enjoyed getting to know you.  We will miss you!