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We went bowling this weekend. We hadn’t been bowling in many, many years and I must say that I forgot how much fun it is!

I also learned last week that the candlepin bowling that we do here in New England is pretty much exclusive to our area. For all my loyal followers who are not familiar, here is what candlepins (someone also referred to them as duck pins. huh???) look like:

Candlepin bowling pins

Before you ask – no, we don’t get to use that huge ball to knock over the skinny pins. Here is the ball size, in relation to the pins:


When Brian and I were dating (yeah, in the dark ages!) we belonged to a league. I must say, it was almost like riding a bicycle – once you got going, it was like you’d never stopped.

Brenda and Jay went with us, too. Brenda hated it. Every time she went to throw the ball, she felt like she was going to fall over. I don’t quite get that but she has vowed to be our score keeper from now on!

Brian and I tied for the win on the first string. Brenda didn’t play the second string but I beat both Brian and Jay on that one! Yup! They got beat by a girl (and of course, you know that did not go unmentioned)!

So, that was fun. I’d like to make it a habit to continue practicing and maybe, just maybe, someday we’ll be good enough to join a league again! If this isn’t something you’ve tried recently, I highly recommend it! For those with small children, they now have “bumpers” (hey, they didn’t have those when I was a kid!) so they’re able to stay focused better because every ball they throw doesn’t end up in the gutter.

Published in:Uncategorized |on February 12th, 2008 |Comments Off on Bowling

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