Life’s Reflections: Wii Bowling is a fun time

For four or five years, my son Jamie has competed in the wii bowling tournament at the Ansonia American Legion.

Those who sign up have to play a series of three games per week for eight weeks. In order to compete, however, they have to have a partner to help them get this completed each time.

So, most of the time, I believe, I was his partner unless someone else needed to get their games done and that person would bowl with Jamie on those particular days.

Well, this year, I had the bright idea to be adventurous and compete as well.

Jamie has his own wii game at home, but no longer will his sports tapes work. But when they did, we played wii bowling in the privacy of our own home. It was fun.

It is fun at the Legion as well, but if you foul up and people are there watching, it’s kind of embarrassing. What we did this year was go early, get our three games in and do the same thing the following weeks.

We played our final series last week, so the winners should be announced soon I would think.

The winners are the top male bowler and the top female bowler. I know it’s not going to be me but Jamie did fairly well, I thought. If neither of us win, we don’t care, we didn’t do it for the prize. It was just the idea of doing something we enjoy together. I think I only beat him in one series and a couple of times on the single games.

He wishes other players in the tournament good luck on their endeavors this year.

Having fun is more important than winning or losing. I feel the same as he does on that.

Until we know the outcome, may the best man and the best woman win.

I had to take a photograph of Jamie and my characters for the game as shown here. He created them and, even though I doubt that I really look like that, he does a good job.

He never ceases to amaze me how he creates a character that looks like the real person it’s meant to look like. I tried doing this on wii and I am not as good at it as he is.

But, Jamie, when younger, would draw characters, such as big-time wrestlers and they looked like professional drawings. For some reason, he has a knack for this type of thing.

In the meantime at home when he’s not playing his Deal or No Deal game (which by the way is usually a lot of fun), he will be creating more characters. That works for us, as it keeps him busy.

Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families of Sharon Harpest, John  Witt, Joe Dean Glick, Cathy Tieche Hall, Larry J. Harter, Bennie Jones, Connie Zumbrun, Robert “Kim” McKnight and John Munn Jr.
Please pray for these people: Randy Heck, Danny Foster, Dave Niley, Clay Sheffer, Helen L. Teeter, Sharon Miller, Marie Rieman, Mary Bryant Arnett, Becky Oliver, Ronnie Young, Jayden Martin, Jeff Rider, Ralph Byrd, Stefani Priest, Steve Neff, Michelle Leugers Enicks, Roxanne Barnes, Joann Freeman, Cathy Collins Peters, Donna Bixler, Vanna Hannam, Debbie Labig, Kevin Wampler, Brenda Wallace, Linda Subler, Michelle Young, Roger McEowen, Jerri Barber, Sally Burnett Ganger, Rick Alexander, Jeff Zumbrun, Gary Cain, Shelley Brinley, Stacy Cline, Ron Mills, Cheryl Gilmore, June Moody, Larry Vititoe, D’Arleen Waymire, Joe Arnett, Tony Liette, Jennifer Peck, Matt Hiestand, Kathy Swabb, Gloria Hodge, Jeff Baltes, Cory Meadows, D’Arleen Waymire, Judy Hoffman and daughter Shelly, Albert Duncan, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses, including Covid and other variants associated with the Pandemic.
Happy birthday:
March 15 to RoxAnn Grant, Carol Williams, Marlene Dirksen and Sue Ann Puckett.
March 16 to  Jesse Peters, Lisa Heck, Debbie Mayse, Chuck Warner and Angie Widener.
March 17 to Chester Pouder, Jerri Dispenette, Cheryl Wombolt, Ty Thwaits and Steve Gilland.
March 18 to Lexi Shinn Wardrip, Jane Gantt, Hannah Linebaugh Wiest, Cole Litten, Marilyn Hittle, Jared Fritz, Lynette Trent, Doug Wright, Kelly Brown, Kathy Magoto Monnin and Cheryl Francis.
March 19 to Mary Striegel Knick, James Ward, Jennifer Schricker, Judy Thornhill and Cheyenne Archey.
March 20 to Craig Allen Francis, Jerilyn Kiser, Floyd McCullough and Carmen Claywell.
March 21 to Craig Wagner, Kent Elleman, Richard Lucas, Shalee Cross, Glen Best, Andrea Hodge, Connie Sewell, Logan Beam, Fonda Newbauer and Jerry Singer.
Happy anniversary to: Tom and Becky Everhart on March 16; and Carol and Mike Schuh on March 17.

Think about it: “Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused.”–Author Unknown

Darke County Now Staff - Linda Moody - Staff Writer

Linda Moody / Staff Writer

I am a Darke County native living in the Ansonia area with my son. I have been in journalism 50+ years and enjoy what I do.

Contact Darke County Now Media Correspondent Linda Moody @ or 937-337-1955.

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