Bowling Alley Memories for Your Reflection
If you grew up in a household where your parents spent their leisure time at the local bowling alley, then this blog is for you. Depending on how old you are, you might remember the swanky bowling shirts, the dazzling bowling balls, and the matching shoes as well as smell like French fries when they return. If this doesn’t bring back fond memories of this nostalgic sport, then what does?
Memories continue with a walk down memory lane, or in this case memory alley, perhaps some of you remember the show “Bowling for Dollars”? The 1970’s show wasn’t created at some big Hollywood studio; rather the production crew went to local alleys from around the country to film people with a high score and form. If you grew up in the Midwest, you or your grandparents might have found this show to be engaging as the viewers had an opportunity to win money while the contestants pulled their name from a horizontal counter.
Other than the game show, contestants most likely know some celebrities from today love the game. People like the Kardashians, Katie Perry, and the Beckham Family are big fans of the match. It’s always fun to know the game draws high profile people just as much as the average Joe. Why wouldn’t they love the game? It’s a great way to build family flashbacks they can cherish forever.
Besides the memories, in remembrance of the oldest bowling alley in the United States, we have to pay homage to our fellow kingpins at Holler House in Milwaukee. This home housed the oldest bowling alley in the United States and celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2008! This venue still carries it’s age-old tradition today of donating a signed bra in remembrance of the owner’s wife, who used to love the game and drinking with her friends than giving her bra after a good night! Too funny.
Anyways, the game of bowling is one that can be full of adventure, achieve skills and bring friends or family closer together. It’s great to reminiscence on all the wonderful times you have had while listening to the thunder from the ball hitting the pins, drinking cold beer and smelling all the snack foods. Who can think of any other activity where you can relive your past while introducing this game to your future?
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