Michael Platt

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The Platts were among the first families to move to the 500 block of 45th Street NE, Washington DC, after WWII. Most of the men on the block participated in a once a month nickel-dime poker game where they got together at someone's house, played cards and offered solutions to national and local problems. My father, Brooks, 96, is now the Last Man Standing—the last one left alive. This is in honor of Barber, Ash, Platt, Jones, Gainous, Mac, Dozier, Jim Bell and CB.