Christmas Bowling Tradition
Written by my friend Betty Walls
Christmas is a time for family traditions, and our family has many. One of our favorite traditions is our yearly family bowling night. Some years it is just immediate family, and other years there are many friends and extended family that join in, but it is always a great time of laughing and memory making.
The day of the event there is an abundance of friendly teasing. We gather our cameras, special socks, and always remember to set our ADT home alarm system before going bowling. Once we arrive at the bowling alley, we locate our lanes and get settled in. Food is an important part of the bowling night tradition, so we begin ordering right away. After bowling balls are selected and team names are entered, we begin bowling.
Games are competitive and always a lot of fun. We have a prized Christmas trophy that is passed around to the highest scorer each year. It is considered a high honor to be the keeper of the trophy for an entire year. Often times the younger kids play bumper or duck pin bowling, and games are fairly competitive even at a young age. Christmas bowling is a well-loved tradition in our family that will likely be passed down from generation to generation. After all, Christmas is not really Christmas without a competitive night of bowling.