Day 84: Bowling History Made.
Reporting live from Baumholder, Germany. Last night, Chaplain John L. Craven bowled a historic 203 at Strikers Bowling. A legitimate 203. It is true. I know its hard to imagine such a moment. This very blog clearly validates the event. Let's go live to John's remarks
...(static)...ANNOUNCER: [Crowd noise almost deafening] John,...Mr. John Craven...can I get a word from you in response to this historic moment...[horns blowing in the background]
John: "Yes,... of course. [being let down from the shoulders of the Mayor of Baumholder, putting down the key to the city.] I know this is hard to imagine and I have much to be thankful for....my mind is just racing...[receives a cold cup of water from COL Matlock]....Thank you sir...you shouldn't have.
Ok...[crowd silences and hushes]...
I just want to thank all the following people. My dad for all the countless trips to the bowling alley during my youth and grade school years as a celebration for good grades. To all the many countless lock-ins with youth groups that taught me how to bowl in the worst conditions at 4am. To all the many dates through high school and to Kenny Kuykendall for the numerous Senior skip days at Snellville Bowling alley. Finally, to my beautiful wife who has been there to deliver the first true competition and to my new girl...who enjoyed her first game as I delivered such a memorable day! This Day! [The crowd erupts...balloons rise!]
Bottomline: Ok it was just a 203! But this is what goes on in a mans head.