Santa Fe Bowl

It all began with a late night Ebay purchase.

The brilliant yellow bowling shirt.

Followed closely by the accoutrements.
Had to have the old pin.
And the shoes.
Took a while to search out just the right ball.
Doesn’t it always.
Actually bought two bags.
Not sure which color would work.
And the orange enamel bowl.
Complete with chipped and rusted edges.
Chair from the estate sale up the street.
And the ram’s horn gleaned from the Arizona desert floor
by my folks on their cross country honeymoon.

And then I found Merle.
The 1951 California Women’s Bowling Association Champ.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in Long Beach in the mid 70’s.

If you know how she got to Santa Fe
please be in touch.