For those of you who live in the south metro, Saturday night was pretty loud. Our first thunderstorm of the season started around 11:20 p.m.(at least when I woke up to a big bang.) If anyone read the comments from the last post, Carter Lempola had told his mom that Chris was probably pretty tired on Sunday morning from all the bowling he did with the angels(as his parents had told him thunder was really angels bowling.) I thought that was interesting as I had a similer thought when I awoke a few times during the night to the thunderstorm. My thought was Chris was bowling with his Grandma Baty. It’s a little known fact, at least to many folks in the Twin Cities metro area, that Chris was a closet bowler. He had his own ball, which had the name Bernice on it. Bernice was his Grandma Baty, and he had her bowling ball. Just a side note, he had his own shoes also. He lovingly took care of his ball and had it shined everytime we went bowling. When we bowled, he talked to his ball- “Come on Bernice, get ’em all for me!”
So on Saturday night\Sunday morning , as I lay in bed listening to it storm, I thought “There’s Chris and Bernice having a blast bowling the night away!” Although at one point I was wishing they’d wrap the game up so I could get some sleep- they were getting a little wild. I wondered if they shared the ball with Bernice’s name on it, or got their own new shiny balls. I also had a thought of what Chris would call his ball as he was bowling with Bernice. I bet Bernice won,as she’s had more practice in recent years. The last time Chris bowled was with the kids and myself and we had the bumpers up. Chris thought the bumpers were awesome as he started banking his ball off the bumpers to get many spares. I’m sure no matter if they used the bumpers or the same ball, I’m sure they had a great time.
I heard on the weather report that tomorrow night may be another thunderstorm, so I’m guessing it’s “game on!” for Chris and Grandma Baty. I hope they have fun.