Tricia, Barb & Jennie
The threesome meets Sundays at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro for late morning rounds of the word game Upwords. A bounty of people and live music as a backdrop, they remain focused on the blue board.
Jennie (wearing blue): "It's like Scrabble."
Tricia (wearing black): "No it's not like Scrabble."
Barb (wearing white): "Emotionally it's not like Scrabble. It's more creative. With a flick of a tile you can change a word."
Tricia: "I've learned to like to score... I don't like to finish too far behind them."
The point of the boardgame is to build words using letter tiles that can be stacked on top of other letters on the board to create new words. The taller the stack, the more points earned. The women (two live in Chatham County, one in Chapel Hill) say they look forward to to the game every week. "This is about our fourth time here," Barb says.
Tricia disagrees: "No, more like our fifth time." She pauses and adds: "I drive them nuts."
(photograph taken on the lawn of Weaver Street Market off of Weaver & Greensboro)