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March 26, 2014 at 4:08 PM

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"Bingo!" in Southeast Seattle


BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Estelle Altabet, left, gives a hug and a kiss on the forehead to Fran Marcrander during a break in their weekly Bingo game at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center Wednesday March 26, 2014. Every Wednesday, the doors open at noon, and calling starts at 12:30 and goes until 3:00PM. Marcrander, at age 93, is proud of her years. "My great-grandchildren call me 'Great Granny Franny,'" she said with a grin. Both live in South Seattle.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Dorothy Ross has been volunteering as a caller for Bingo for the last 21 years at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Louise Chinn inks up her card in fuchsia.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Ernestine Groster calls out "Bingo!" for a ten-dollar win.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Discarded cards pile up in paper bags.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Ramona De Los Santos rings her bell for "Bingo!".

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

With plenty of practice, Louise Chinn, left and Estelle Altabet mark off numbers with lightning speed.

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