My story "Be Back by Dinner" which is on my stories page, tells my first real memory of pinball as a young boy and how I rediscovered it. Since introducing pinball back into my life with the purchase of the first game I remember playing, Aladdin’s Castle, I have been addicted to working on building a large collection of everything, starting with a wood rail and including 60’s and 70’s EM’s, SS’s, DMDs and a couple (for now) modern machines.
My original thought process was just to own one (Yes, we all know the fallacy of that statement!). This quickly jumped to just EM’s and early SS, then I got my first DMD (Judge Dredd) and that is when it really got out of hand to the over 35 I have today!
As my collection grew, my thought was this would be a great retirement hobby, so I acquired a few project pins I planned to do full restores on, learning along the way. I am still not retired (but coming close to retiring from the National Guard, my other full time job), and have used what free time I have to work on adding/rearranging space for my current collection (and oh, that next pin too ….)