It started at a local American Legion in the late 60's. My parents would take us there to grab a bite to eat and while they were chatting at the bar, I'd go downstairs to play the one pin they had. This was usually once a week. We actually had a Shuffle Ally in our basement and I remember at some point my dad needed a workbench so he cut it up. (Now I say Ugh!) Then in '77, I started college and wound up missing several classes playing pins in the cafeteria. I remember they started out as EM's then during the 2nd year, most were swapped out for SS's. I always found myself playing the EM's more often. In 2003 I purchased my first pin, a Williams Swinger. I would like to thank everyone who has assisted me in fixing some issues last year. This year I purchased my first project, a Williams Fun-Fest (Thanks again to the pinsiders for assisting). Now that is up and running, the whole family can play. .