“The” Shot

My bowling buddy, Rick Coffman, and I have been bowling for years. So long as we are in town (and not on vacation), when Saturday morning rolls around, we are bowling. We started bowling at a bowling alley on 34th Street in St. Petersburg. Believe it or not, but it was heavily damaged during a tropical storm and never reopened. From there, we moved to an alley on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue. We arrived one day to bowl and were told that there was no room. Our third spot is where we bowl now-a-days–Liberty Lanes in Largo. I looked at Rick one Saturday morning and mentioned to him that I did not know how long we had been bowling but, one thing was certain, we had not improved. He agreed. Our bowling is for fun. If you have ever been bowling, there is one challenge that a bowler faces weekly–“the” shot. When you throw your bowling ball, and it heads right into the pocket where you were aiming for a strike, but you have two pins left when the “smoke” clears–the 5 and the 9 pin–then you have thrown “the” shot. If you haven’t bowled lately, come join us some Saturday morning.

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About bobosbest

I am a 79-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to “The” Shot

  1. Pat says:

    Hope to see you at the Reunion.

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