City Bowling Alone
posted by July 7 at 14:53 PMon
I took this picture—these two pictures, actually, slapped together into one image—after we arrived at Imperial Lanes off Rainier on Saturday afternoon. That’s our car there in the otherwise empty parking lot. It was the day after the July 4th holiday, kinda chilly and overcast outside, and we left the house worried that Imperial Lanes might be packed—seeing, again, as it was Saturday afternoon, overcast, chilly, etc. But we had the place—inside and out—pretty much all to ourselves.
You know, Seattle, it’s not enough to mourn the passing of our allegedly beloved bowling alleys. We actually have to patronize the few we’ve got left if we want them to survive.
I bowled a 165. Not great, but not bad for me.