Ever since I was a young girl...

Written by Loupie on May 20th, 2011.

 

Ever since I was a young girl...

Written by Loupie, published May 20th, 2011. 5 comment(s).

Ever since I was a young girl I've played the silver ball. It's true I met my husband some place that had a pinball machine, a jukebox and a pool table. Now we meet people who help us raise money for our soldiers who fight in these wars. You see, all our machines are on coin play 50 cents per game. So we have raffles, sell food, beer donation bucket and listen to those 80's tunes pumpin' out of the jukebox. We use the money to buy anything our soldiers want. I'm not talking about Halloween candy. It's boots, walkie talkies, DVD players, DVDs, uniform items or even Hooters t-shirts anything the platoon sergeant asks for. Pinball parties are the only real social life we have. Who'd come over to visit us if we didn't have these machines? It's not for everyone because set-up and clean-up are no fun. A recent party was for the Cincy Pinball Club we met the fifth world rated player, Trent. Sometimes we just have pinball parties just for the love of the hobby and get others interested, but most are for our military folks. Our biggest accomplishment in life is probably being a member of the Class of 2011 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame under Linda Lou (Loupie) & Richard Hart.

http://dvs.ohio.gov/dev/veterans_hall_of_fame/inductees/class_of_2011.aspx


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    shock_me commented on May 26, 2011 02:44:51

    Great story Loupie! Keep up the great work for the soldiers. I'm sure they appreciate all your hard work to keep them entertained with your fantastic collection! Love the line-up you have!

    Cheers
    Pete

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    HELLODEADCITY commented on May 27, 2011 03:42:09

    sounds like a good time,
    I digg 80s - 90s retro events

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    NimblePin commented on June 02, 2011 19:28:08

    Welcome Loupie!
    Thanks for all of your efforts. Great setup you have!
    I would help set-up/clean up the party always! I too know the woes of party damage control... :( "Coasters- use the 'Effing COASTERS!" is usually my party motto.

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    Snurdley commented on July 14, 2011 21:19:14

    Great story and thank you for all your hard work! I look forward to meeting you and your husband, and would be honored to help setup/clean-up a party at your place! Your line-up is top-notch!

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    spfxted commented on November 23, 2011 05:18:40

    Hi Loupie!
    Keep up the GREAT work! I'm sure we all thank you for your efforts!

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