September 11, 2009
Hmmm, my second stamp post in just over a month – I think I may be turning into a stamp geek. I just had to share Canada Post’s beautiful new 5-pin bowling stamp with you. It’s in a set with some other sports Canadians invented (yes, basketball was invented by a Canadian – look it up). Here’s their blurb:
When members of the Toronto Bowling Club complained about the weight of the standard ten-pin bowling ball, Thomas F. Ryan, the club’s co-founder, introduced a smaller ball and had his father whittle down five pins to match. He devised a new scoring system and introduced his game in 1909. This year, five-pin bowling, now the number-one participant sport in the country, celebrates its 100th anniversary. Note that on the first day cover, a bowler holds the coveted goose prize.
I’m surprised to learn that five-pin is Canada’s number one participant sport – seems to me that five pin lanes are getting to be almost as scarce as drive-in movie theatres, with only a handful remaining as 10 pin lanes dominate.
May 4, 2008
If you can’t have your baba’s food, eating at Uncle Ed’s runs a close second.
Gaenor with Combo Plate No. 9: smoked pork chop, perogies, cabbage rolls, perishke (cheese buns) and nalysnyky (cheese crepes).
Tracy and Combo No. 7: meatballs with mushroom sauce and all the rest.
Combo No. 1: Mundare sausage plate.
Tricks with money.
Sir Wilfred Laurier: sad 😦
K-J Bowl: 12 lanes, 5 pins.
This is one of the rare posts on this blog that’s actually about bowling.
Gaenor operates the futuristic score-keeping electronic brain.
March 25, 2007
There were even more trophies than usual at Value Village yesterday. This is the photo that inspired the name of this blog (hey, I had to call it something). I wanted something that was vaguely related to my interests in thrifting, pop culture, retro style, etc. but without too being too literal or obvious. Just so you know – this blog will rarely have anything to do with bowling.