Some of these stories I've read are almost as long as a novel. I'll be succinct:
1976 Boy goes to bowling alley. Boy discovers Williams Skylab. Boy falls in love with pinball.
1978 Boy gets caught by the cops, sneaking out at 1am to go play pinball at 7-11.
Also 1978 Boy discovers local college cafeteria has Eight Ball and Mata Hari. Boy spends all his money on Fonzie and a dead spy woman.
1985 Young man buys his 1st pinball: Power Play.
2021 Old man has 15 pins after previously having about 50 over the last 4 decades.