Column: Women’s bowling league keeps rolling

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Wednesday’s column is about the St. Peter and St. Paul Ladies Bowling League, which ended its 40th season at a crossroads due to dwindling membership.

Above is Lucy Herber. In a trivia note, this was the first time I ever managed to get a rolled bowling ball in a photo with my pokey point-and-shoot (which lags behind the action by a second). Thankfully Herber, 77, doesn’t bowl too quickly.

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  • Charles Bentley

    GREETINGS:
    First, kudos for a great column that touches on so many different aspects of bygone American traditions. Leagues such as SPSPLBL were once a common form of community entertainment and neighborly connectivity. Bowling on a Wii is fun, but it lacks the color and the connections found at the local alley.

    Second, I have to ask — Just where were you standing to take your picture? I don’t believe your point-and-shoot has a telephoto lens, so how did you position yourself to stay out of harm’s way and not damage the hardwood?

    Thanks for another great read.

    [You're welcome, Charles. Lucy was bowling in Lane 1, so I walked partway down the narrow walkway used by bowling center employees to get "backstage." -- DA]

  • RC Joe

    “pokey”? or poky?

    [OK, "poky." -- DA]