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“Ballin’ The Jack!”

In Children's Literacy, K-12 Education, Popular Culture, Thats' Life on April 13, 2010 at 4:04 PM

I never want to be one of those people who, just because they never heard of a thing or it’s unfamiliar, dismiss it as unimportant or insignificant or worse non-existant. I love learning new things. I may not use everything I learn or be able to do everything I learn, but learning makes life fun and interesting, even exciting.  It’s good to be curious.  Better than being bored.

Last week we stumbled upon lawn bowling. She was attracted to the white uniforms especially with the sun shinning so brightly. They seemed to glisten.

As we got closer we noticed there appeared to be no player on the court under the age of 60.  What were these People doing and why were there so many of them congregated on a patch of lawn?

They were the San Diego Lawn Bowling Club in Balboa Park. “Ask About A Free Lesson!” I think I just might do That! But first:  What’s lawn bowling?

Lawn Bowling is played on a rectangular section of grass called a “rink.” One (1) to four (4) players form opposing teams and alternate rolling their bowls toward a small white ball (called the “jack”) at the far end of the rink.  Hey!  Is that where the song “Ballin’ The Jack” came from? And the Hokey Pokey? Oh.  But I digress…

"A tradition in the park since 1932"

After all bowls are rolled in one direction, a team scores one (1) point for each of its bowls that end up closer to the jack than the opponent’s closet bowl.

The bowls are not perfectly round.  One side is slightly flattened and weighted which causes the bowl to curve as it slows down– and That’s what *they* call bowlin’ the jack!

This day there was a tournament between San Diego and England.

Here I am with the President (RT) of the English Bowl Club

Twins! Separated by birth. And species.

You know, when you play your cards right, you just may discover a vacation every week  by venturing out into your own back yard.

Sometimes you have to go along to get along.

Goodwill Energies I direct
Toward each and every one of you
Each and every day

That's life today!

“And there came to be evening and there came to be morning…”

  1. wow fun stuff dude.

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