I wasn't in despair. I take a look at the wonderful stories that are in you magazine. Geez, I just wish I could be one of those people. Dream is to have a one of a kind bowling center and being able to teach the youth as they come up in our bowling program. Of course, the way the old bowling centers are dieing out, we could be one of the few left. And don't take this the wrong way, that wasn't what I was saying, not at all. But, here we are in a little Mo. town, in a struggling economy, and just trying to live life, if you know what I mean. It was such a pleasure talking to you, and by no means are we big time in the bowling market like most of your articles are. My main wish is to be able to grow (which is only going to come by updating the center I think) which do to some past problems has been kind of hard to find the financing. But I will find it, somehow. The new centers are spectacular and it would be almost every proprietors dream to own one, I would think. But I love the area that we live in, and people think you make a ton of money in this business, but being disabled, people don't understand that I have had to hire or depend on some people to do what I used to be able to do. They don't understand the struggles that we have to go through. We have lost bowlers due to not having a smoke filtration system in place, and seating is a problem. We have Sat. nights, when we have 30 to 40 waiting, to bad that's not every night (he, he). But you know what I mean. Its just that I try and excel at everything I do, to be the best whatever I take on. Like in baseball, bowling, etc. Around our area, people look for me to shoot a 300 every week, that's not going to happen, we have the toughest house in the country.
I thought maybe the whole news story would have been interesting and I felt privilege enough just to talk to you about and have it remotely considered. But once I reach my goal of 4 or 5 centers (ha, ha) then we can really talk.
Love ya man, talk to you soon, ok.