Photocopied fliers on neon paper read, “Bowling!  Still affordable.  Still fun!”  $10 pizza specials and $0.75 hot dogs to go with bowling for three hours for only $9 is far cheaper than going to most movies these days, and it gives us a chance to socialize with people just as busy as we are.  Hard times often bring back old comforts, time-tested traditions, and more classic baby names.  We like the things that make us feel secure, things that have been around for generations.  It lends a spirit of strength and resilience.  If tossing a ball down an oiled lane towards a stack of pins can survive, so can we.

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