Sunday night in Nashua has traditionally been candlepin bowling night. The gang all climbs into the Rambler and heads on over to Leda Lanes for a few strings of candlepin.
Candlepin bowling is a great activity. You get fifteen thin pins and something resembling a bocce ball. You get three tosses to knock the pins down. It's harder than it sounds, especially when you consider that the all-time highest score was 240 (out of 300).
At one point, we talked to the manager of the lanes for a few minutes. We had no idea what a good score was, so he filled us in. 80 is good for a first-timer. 100 is what league bowlers get. And the really good guys, the ones you see on TV, get around 120. Then he walked away.
Leaving us with one question.
WHAT THE HELL DO YOU MEAN BY "THE CANDLEPIN BOWLERS YOU SEE ON TV?"