Friday, May 09, 2008
Age creeps up on all of us. I can't run as fast as I could when I was younger. I sometimes wonder if my sailing performance will go downhill as I get older too. Then I read an inspirational story such as the one today about Dale Davis, aged 78, who just bowled a perfect 300. And here's the kicker, Dale is not only an old geezer, he is also blind. The only sight Davis has today is a foggy spot of peripheral vision in his right eye that requires him to turn his head to use and that he uses to find where he needs to line up on the lane.
"After I went blind, I just assumed it wouldn’t happen," he said of the doubts he had. "I always knew I wanted to have a 300, but I never thought it would be possible, especially as I got older and couldn’t see. Bowling rejuvenated me. I’ve got a love for this game I can’t even describe."
Bowling being a part of Davis’ life again has also taught him another important lesson: You’re never too old to set goals for yourself.
"Hopefully I’ll do this again when I’m 90."
What a guy. He's not losing his bearings. My hero of the day.
Posted by Tillerman at 9:48 AM