Posted by THErxman () (Ranked 120 on Gin (Yahoo) Ladder) on April 16, 2014 at 21:49:43 PDT:
In Reply to: Coolbreeze posted by Peachieee_247 (Gold Member) on April 12, 2014 at 19:19:50 PDT:
: Hi All,
: I am not sure if any of you all remember Coolbreeze (Johnny Gaines), however I have just learned of his passing today from his daughter's Facebook page.
: He was A true sportsman of the game.
: He also held the first live Gin Tourney way back in the day in his home town in Louisiana. Hosted it as his restaurant.
: I had the privilege of being his gin partner in two of the live games in Birmingham. He was a true gentleman and an awesome partner.
: I will miss him saying "hey fuzzy" in the gin lobby and playing him a game of Gin.
: Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
So saddened to click in and find a post like this. Met Johnny at Glen and Judy's Live tourney in Birmingham. Was great fun and a true competitor. Miss cases as it used to be and will cherish the memories of friends like Coolbreeze.