When Pin Boy Was A Viable Career NYC subway bowling alley 1909 – Lewis Hine Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 23 thoughts on “When Pin Boy Was A Viable Career” Add yours I know that was a job at one time. I just wonder how someone would go about applying. “Am nimble and light on my feet and have an interest in wooden clubs and dodging rolling balls.” LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You’re hired! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I don’t know why but the boy from “Little Rascals” comes to mind when I see these boys. ha ha! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Spanky or Alfalfa? LikeLike Reply Takes a lot of balls to run an efficient bowling alley. A lot of pins too. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You have to strike the right balance. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Spare no expense. LikeLiked by 1 person I wanna be the supervisor standing and watching. Where do I apply? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply First, you time travel back 100 yrs… LikeLike Reply That highly trained supervisor job is the one I want. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 401K with that gig LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh man — I wonder if we get free food at the snack bar, too. 😀 LOL LikeLiked by 1 person Believe it or not, I did this when I was a kid, Kerbey. My paternal grandfather managed a club where they had four lanes, no machinery, pin boys. He and my dad would let me get back there only when it was just them two screwing around trying not to hit me with the ball. It was too serious for league play and the big kids were fast and nimble. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply This is very Paul of you to be able to identify with the subject matter. I only wish you had a photo of yourself as a pin boy in the 1960s. LikeLike Reply You just coined a new saying for our gang, Kerbey. “This is very Paul of you.” For that I must add my own Paulism: Ha! And now I will go look for a photo of me at about 8 years old with a pin stuck to the side of my head. Nope. None exist. LikeLiked by 1 person Dangit. Well, at least you didn’t lose the memory ball. It may not be a “core memory,” but you still have it. LikeLike Ha! 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person I worked at a bowling alley and was a pin-chaser as a teenager. So as you might imagine I rarely elaborate when I tell people about my brief career in professional sports. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s a good way to see people and burn calories, eh? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, and also a great way to be struck by bowling balls 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person That would bruise! LikeLiked by 1 person I’m just as intrigued by the fact that they had a bowling alley in the subway! A bit hard for me to believe that so many people did bowling at a time when it was so energy-intensive to set up. My dad tells me stories though… apparently it was a very popular pastime – moreso than it is now. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply We go a couple times a year, but it’s expensive! You can eat and drink while you do it. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Observation and Interpretation: Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.