Kelley was also well known as a terrific bowler, he made several appearances on the television show Candlepins
for Cash in the 1970's.Kelley was a terrific man with an especially optimistic attitude and outlook on life that was truly memorable to anyone that had the good fortune of meeting him.
I discovered in Somerville a somewhat forgotten, almost always empty bowling alley--actually candlepins
, which is what we play here in Massachusetts--with a pool hall attached.
"Hudson line bowled over like candlepins
,'' the headline in the Worcester Telegram proclaimed of the holiday game played at the Central Street grounds in Hudson.
I got winged by balls and wooden candlepins
on a regular basis, though never seriously injured.
Two things - the Admirals have good uniforms, and the between-periods human bowling contest should have inflatable candlepins
and not tenpins, since Worcester is the birthplace of candlepin
bowling, after all.
grew in popularity throughout New England starting in the 1950s and was featured on many television shows, including "Candlepins
for Cash." Its popularity peaked in the late 1970s and early '80s.
There used to be so many places to bowl candlepins
, more than 20 in Worcester, where the sport first was developed way back in 1880.
Whether it's tenpins, candlepins
, or duckpins, there's something enormously satisfying about the simple act of knocking down a bunch of well-ordered pins.
Linda was an avid candlepin
bowler who made two appearances on TV - Candlepins
His major interest was candlepin
bowling; and he even had an appearance on "Candlepins
for Cash." He was a Red Sox and Patriots fan, enjoyed card games, word games, chess and crossword puzzles.
Mattson, a Fitchburg native, is also an accomplished bowler, still averaging 105 in candlepins
competition when he plays at Putnam Street Bowling Alleys in Fitchburg.
Gamere hosted "Candlepins
for Cash" from 1973 to 1980.