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Saturday, February 10, 2007
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THEME FOR THE WEEK: BROKEN

For almost 12 years, hubby and I had been members of our city's tenpin bowling association. Three times a week we would join tournaments and we would always qualify for the monthly finals for the associate and masters divisions. For 3 consecutive years, hubby and I started breaking our average score of 200 and 180 respectively thus making us unbeatable champions Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting. We were having a lot of fun representing our city in many out of town competitions. The photo below which was taken in 1994 shows some of our trophies. These are our souvenirs of the many records we have BROKEN. It's sad Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting that in 1995, I developed carpal tunnel syndrome while hubby injured his left knee which made both of us stop playing. Nowadays, we are just spectators in bowling competitions and our hearts are BROKEN Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting everytime we see our colleagues still playing.

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36 Comments:


  • At 2/10/2007 9:39 AM, Blogger Barbara

    Maybe there is another sport you can both enjoy, maybe billiards. You still have all those wonderful memories.

     
  • At 2/10/2007 10:25 AM, Blogger gary

    Sounds like a wonderful life with wonderful memories.
    Gary

     
  • At 2/10/2007 12:30 PM, Blogger Angelo de los Angeles

    That's too bad your winning/playing streak had to be broken by CTS! At least you have all those trophies to show for it :) Happy Hunting!

     
  • At 2/10/2007 12:31 PM, Blogger Crystal

    Wow, look at all those trophies! I love bowling, but am really bad at it. lol My husband had to give up some of his hobbies too (racquetball, tae kwon do, etc) when he injured his back.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. :) Happy Saturday!

     
  • At 2/10/2007 12:36 PM, Blogger Linda

    I know how you feel about not being able to bowl anymore. I never broke any records or won any awards but I enjoyed it until my back gave out on me.

    At least your happy memories aren't broken!

     
  • At 2/10/2007 12:49 PM, Anonymous eph2810

    Wow - Viamarie. I didn't know that about you. What great accomplishment you have achieved with your Sweetheart by your side...
    Blessings on your weekend.

     
  • At 2/10/2007 1:09 PM, Blogger Bernard

    Woww! That's an original interpretation of the theme!

     
  • At 2/10/2007 1:24 PM, Anonymous Barbara H.

    Aw -- that's so sad not to be able to play any more. Unique take on today's theme!!

     
  • At 2/10/2007 2:29 PM, Blogger Gattina

    Ah ! that's sad. But I miss a picture of your broken heart, lol !

     
  • At 2/10/2007 3:15 PM, Blogger Pamela

    Ah, that really is amazing what a terrific bowling career you and your hubby were able to enjoy! The trophy's serve as a wonderful reminder of your days as champions.

     
  • At 2/10/2007 4:08 PM, Anonymous pat

    Wow - all those trophies!!! Sad that you are no longer able to play the sport that you so love.

     
  • At 2/10/2007 4:42 PM, Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD

    Not even a bit?
    Mine is up too.

     
  • At 2/10/2007 6:34 PM, Anonymous Danella

    Awww that's kind of bittersweet. Great memories but sad too, huh? Maybe someday you all can get back to it.

    Happy a good weekend and mine is up too.

     
  • At 2/10/2007 7:24 PM, Anonymous eija

    A clever take on the theme :)
    You could look at the situation positively: Now it's possible for other's to win, too - without you ever having lost :D
    Thanks for stopping by!

     
  • At 2/10/2007 7:47 PM, Blogger Hootin'Anni

    Oh, my heart would be broken too! But you both can continue to support your friends!!!

    I love the photo. I've been blogging for many years now --other different blogs, and I've been doing the photo hunt and have seen your name in my comments many times....I think this is the first picture I've seen of you. It's nice to have a face now, with your name.

    Mine's posted

     
  • At 2/10/2007 8:49 PM, Blogger mar

    Look at all those trophies, congrats!! they are happy memories anyhow. Happy hunt!

     
  • At 2/10/2007 10:02 PM, Blogger Patti

    That's too bad. You really made an impact!

     
  • At 2/10/2007 10:07 PM, Anonymous dixie

    Good take on the theme. I am sorry you can't play anymore.

     
  • At 2/10/2007 10:39 PM, Blogger meeyauw

    That is a wonderful memory and a great accomplishment: congratulations!

     
  • At 2/10/2007 10:40 PM, Blogger Daisy

    Oh, I am so sad you can't bowl any more. You have lots of trophies though, that is amazing!

    ps: You look pretty!

     
  • At 2/10/2007 10:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Wow! That's a lot of trophies! Nice take on this week's theme. Thank you for the comment you left on my blog as well.

    Brandy
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  • At 2/10/2007 11:58 PM, Blogger Heart of Rachel

    The number of trophies you have is amazing. It's sad that you don't play anymore but I'm sure the memories will always make you feel proud and delighted inside.

    Thanks for sharing and visiting me earlier.

     
  • At 2/11/2007 12:48 AM, Blogger friendsareagift

    cute site!

    Hello, I just stopped by to view your site and say God Bless You.

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  • At 2/11/2007 12:49 AM, Blogger Michelle

    Wow what a great interpretation of broken! At least you have the great memories of all the trophies! Im playing too!

     
  • At 2/11/2007 3:30 AM, Blogger Teena

    A bowling champ! Very cool! I used to bowl too but I wasn't as good as you.

    Mine's up too :)

     
  • At 2/11/2007 3:39 AM, Blogger Vader's Mom

    Wow! That's fantastic!!!

    You'll never believe that I have never, ever been bowling. I keep thinking I'll end up there one day.

     
  • At 2/11/2007 4:47 AM, Blogger Incog & Nito

    Bowling is great, although we only do it every now and then and it is always for a good laugh. You and your hubby are truly champions. You have wonderful memories. Happy weekend.

     
  • At 2/11/2007 6:48 AM, Blogger TorAa

    Hi,
    this is a creative entry to the theme Broken. Broken records and Hearts.
    Hope you both still enjoy to watch the games and have fun with old competitors and friends.

    =^.^=

     
  • At 2/11/2007 9:50 AM, Blogger srp

    Wow! I bowled a lot in high school for fun but never broke 200, probably never broke 120.

     
  • At 2/11/2007 12:23 PM, Blogger Desert Diva

    That is so sad that you and your husband can no longer enjoy bowling - at least you have each other. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

     
  • At 2/11/2007 9:46 PM, Blogger Connie

    I bet it is very hard to sit and watch something you love so much. You do have wonderful memories and it is so nice you were able to share them with the hubby.

    Great photo for today's theme.

    Take care,
    Connie

     
  • At 2/11/2007 10:33 PM, Anonymous Misslionheart

    I tried bowling once. I'm rubbish!

    My photo has music to accompany it. Please call in!

    http://tootsie.wordpress.com/2007/02/10/saturday-photo-scavenger-hunt-3/

     
  • At 2/12/2007 5:53 AM, Blogger PastorMac's Ann

    Aww, I can see why your hearts are broken - giving up something you love that brought so much fun and love. You two should become coaches for others taking up the sport!

     
  • At 2/12/2007 7:01 AM, Blogger Granny

    Not sure if I could even lift my bowling ball these days but I used to love it. I was never very good but I didn't care - we had fun.

     
  • At 2/12/2007 1:21 PM, Blogger FamilySnows

    Wow, what a wonderful accomplishment. So sad to have had to give it up. Hopefully you have found some new hobbies to help fill the void.

     
  • At 2/13/2007 6:39 AM, Blogger Smalltown RN

    Sorry I didn't get to stop by on Saturday for the scavanger hunt I love your story ...sorry you aren't playing anymore....but you have lots of fond memories...

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!!!