For a little birthday surprise, my son Scott arranged an evening of 9-pin bowling in Blanco, TX.
There are only a handful of these old bowling alleys in the States and I believe they are all in small Texas towns of German heritage. Because they use only 9 pins, a pinsetter has to be hired ahead of time. If you look very carefully, you can see Kevin our 12 year old pinsetter, perched and ready to the left of the bowling pins. He reset our pins and placed our balls on the wooden track to shoot them back to us. This alley in Blanco has been open since the 1940's, so this was a celebration of the 50's and 40's!!
57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014...My BYB!
I don't remember the 1950's, since they ended when I was 2. But since I turned 57 today and this is my BYB (Birth Year Birthday) I'm going to just appreciate the flavor of 1957! My goal is to celebrate in at least 57 simple ways throughout the year! I will dabble in the fashion, the foods, the music and the culture of those times...just for the fun of it!