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We took our 3 year old son bowling for the very first time. He had been in a bowling alley once before, in a stroller when he was two, but this time he actually bowled.

He used a 6 pound ball, I didn't know they made them that light and he had rental shoes. They were small and so cute.

The bumpers were up and he got through the first 4 frames quite well. then he petered out after the 6th frame and dad had to finish up for him. He sat in the lounge area taking in the scenery. He checked out the different colored balls on the rack one by one. It was a thrill for him and for me too as I want to be able to pass this game onto him.

As a side note, as we were leaving the alley, there was a cop car there with two cops standing on each side and I told them, don't worry, we got 'em! They started to laugh!


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High Game (ABC Sanctioned League, April 11, 2006) - 276
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You're a great father, Tom!  Next, you will have to arrange a match with Dave Ferraro!
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That would be an interesting match!

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Birthday - January 9th.

High Game (ABC Sanctioned League, April 11, 2006) - 276
High Series (ABC Sanctioned League, April 16, 2018) - 725 (256, 236, 233)
High Average (ABC Sanctioned League) - 192
Bowled 226 in front of Dave Ferraro at his place in Kingston

"He needs three" - Billy Welu
"Trust is a must, or your game is a bust" - Billy Welu / Nelson Burton Jr.
"I wonder if he wants some butter to go with that sweet role" - Randy Pederson "That's back to back jacks" - Rob Stone
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Great story, Tom.  Brings back memories of my first trip to the lanes.  I don't recall the actual details, as I was only 2 or 3 years old, but I do remember that my dad walked me up to the line and helped me "granny" roll it down the lane (this was waaaay before bumpers, lol).  I distinctly remember a strike, though (it wasn't pretty, they all just kinda fell in on each other, lol).

That's the only time I remember bowling with my father.  By all accounts (from people who bowled with him over the years), he was a pretty decent right-hander, but he was a great lefty (he broke his arm mid-season and had to switch hands).  I don't recall ever seeing him bowl.  My mother, yeah, because she took me with her to her morning/afternoon leagues until I was in school, but dad...I don't remember.

Cherish this, because believe me, they grow up so fast.  Seems like only yesterday we had our first child, and she's turning 12 in a few weeks and she's starting to hit puberty (Lord help me get through that!).  My son is right behind her, he'll be 11 this October.  Where does the time go?

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I have been trying to figure out where time goes for 20 years now! I don't recall my first trip to the lanes, but I have a score card from my first league in 1973 / 1974. That would be it however until September, 1978 when I joined my first official league and never looked back after that!

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Birthday - January 9th.

High Game (ABC Sanctioned League, April 11, 2006) - 276
High Series (ABC Sanctioned League, April 16, 2018) - 725 (256, 236, 233)
High Average (ABC Sanctioned League) - 192
Bowled 226 in front of Dave Ferraro at his place in Kingston

"He needs three" - Billy Welu
"Trust is a must, or your game is a bust" - Billy Welu / Nelson Burton Jr.
"I wonder if he wants some butter to go with that sweet role" - Randy Pederson "That's back to back jacks" - Rob Stone
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