Saturday, September 26, 2015
Part of the fun of digging through boxes of old slides is that you never know what you're going to find. For instance, I got a kick out of a group of images that were labeled "Delaware, 1950", taken during a night at the bowling alley. I still love to go the lanes once in a while; it's a fun thing to do with my niece and nephew when they are in town.
Apparently it was "League Night", back when bowling was a very popular pastime among folks from all walks of life. I have fond memories of watching my dad bowl when he was in a Navy league; sometimes we would even do a little duckpin bowling when we lived in Virginia.
These gentlemen sport a "Chrysler" patch on their shirts... they're going to murdalize those Studebaker twerps! The guy who is second from the left doesn't have a patch - he's probably a ringer. This game is serious business.
Look at that form! This guy is good - a regular Dick Hoover. Meanwhile, I have never mastered the art of putting any kind of controllable spin on my bowling ball - I throw it dead straight, and hard. Which means I get a lot of splits. But I've done OK!
The last time I went bowling, they turned off the regular lights, turned on the black lights, and pumped up the dance music. And then my game really turned to garbage; there's something about the black lights that ruined my aim. Who do I sue?
Something tells me that this couple is not very interested in bowling! I wonder if they eventually got married and had kids? I like the details in this photo, such as the old-fashioned hard rubber bowling balls with the "marbleized" swirls. And the snack counter in the background... there's nothing like a plate of hot bowling alley french fries!
I hope you have enjoyed today's visit to the bowling alley.