When We Grow Old, Let Us Bowl You and Me

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This story from Grand Rapids, Michigan made me smile:


Two great-grandmothers from Grand Rapids have become state bowling champions. The women are 86-year-old Emma Dausman and 69-year-old Judy Conner. They won a Division 2 doubles title at the U.S. Bowling Congress’ Women’s Bowling Association state tournament.

Dausman carried a 125 average but the octogenarian rolled games of 192, 189 and 173 for a personal-best 554 series in the tournament, which ended last month.

Conner had games of 178, 203 and 176 for a 557 series. She carries a 161 average.

With their combined handicap of 496 pins, they won by 32 pins with a total score of 1,607.

Dausman told The Grand Rapids Press that Conner made her feel very relaxed by always encouraging her.

I hope I want to go bowling when I’m their ages.  I’ll probably still need the lane bumpers, though.

-Bridget Crawford

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