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#165 - 08/18/01 08:05 PM Family Bowling
Thinker Offline

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I'm curious how many families get into bowling? The family that bowls together stays together. : )

My husband and I met in the bowling alley in 1975. In 76 I had our first child. When Chris was 6 weeks old we drug him to the bowling alley. My first time bowling after months. I was so excited when I bowled a rare 200 game.

Around 2 we left Chris throw a few balls. No bumpers for our kids. Around 4 or 5 he got his first strike while we were bowling in a summer league, everyone applauded. The little guy loved the attention.

Both our kids bowled junior leagues, summer adult/child was a must. Those were good times but the best is now. The past few years we've bowled summer leagues as a family. It's great.

I tease Chris when he beats Dad he can go pro. Several times this summer both guys opened with 5 or more strikes, just waiting to see who opened first.

Last night was the last of summer league. Dad had the first nine strikes in the last game and bowled a 277. Chris beat Dad with a 300. Chris's only other 300 was in a tournament at an alley he never bowled in.

We have so much fun bowling as a family I'm surprised we don't meet more families bowling. I used to wish our bowling alley had a winter adult/child league. It's nice they're now old enough to bowl with us as peers.

Memorial weekend we rented a car and a room. The whole family went to watch Chris bowl in a scratch tournament. We spent the entire weekend at the alleys. Best time we all had in a while.

Big tournaments are super. We met all sorts of folks. I met a lady who takes her kids to all her husbands tournaments and watches. I hope someday my son meets someone like her.

I'm just curious how many families bowl together? When we were involved with the Junior leagues, it seemed like a babysitting service for many parents. We had a hard time back then getting people to keep score for the young children. And not many of those kids went on to adult leagues.
Thinker Kathy

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#166 - 08/23/01 01:32 AM Re: Family Bowling
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I believe not enough families bowl together.

If families would just spend more time together as a family taking part in the same things and studding the teaching of our lord Jesus Christ the entire world would be a better place.

Families its all about time!
John 3:16

#167 - 08/23/01 03:38 PM Re: Family Bowling
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Registered: 08/18/01
Posts: 24
A/S/L: Pa.
Glad to have a Christian reply,
I tell my son he often bowls his best when Mom is watching and praying he do well. He doesn't believe it but I know God helps him do better when I pray for him.
A non-believer wouldn't accept that, they'd say co-incidence or luck.

One thing nice bowling as a family, you can do bad and feel good when the others do good.

Last week of summer league I bowled terrible, below ave. every game but it was fun watching the guys do well.

Another nice thing about doing it together is that you can go home and share the good and bad without boring them. Big plus for bowling together.
Thinker Kathy


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