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As you may remember from my original post on the oddities of tennis scoring, Billie Jean King believes that the reason tennis is scored Love-15-30-40 may have been because the clock hanging over the indoor tennis court was the handiest tool … Continue reading
That tennis post I did last week keeps generating questions for those of us here at Caterpickles Central. Chasing down potential answers to them has proved surprisingly entertaining, so I thought I’d do a quick follow-up post this morning to share what we’ve … Continue reading
The other day while driving past a neighborhood tennis court, the subject of scoring naturally came up. Everyone in the car agreed that the standard Love-15-30-40 scoring system used in tennis was pretty bizarre. Oddly specific, too, in that way … Continue reading
Yesterday, as we were driving home from a highly satisfactory dinner at Horse Thief Hollow*, we passed a softball field in the middle of a not-yet-known-to-me neighborhood. Mommyo, sentimentally: “Ahh, that reminds me of the softball field I used to … Continue reading
The Six-Year-Old simply adores candlepin bowling. And I adore her running commentary as she does it. The Six-Year-Old bowls, hoping as Six-Year-Olds will, for a strike her first time out. Her ball travels oh-so-slowly down Candlepin Alley toward a pristine … Continue reading
Looks like Daddyo’s chess domination days may be numbered. In case you’re curious, the book The Six-Year-Old is reading is Chess for Children by Murray Chandler. Related Links: Chess for Children (Caterpickles)
Mommyo, chortling as she opens up her Amazon package: “The Five-Year-Old and I have a secret weapon to beat you at chess, Daddyo.” The Five-Year-Old, subtly: “Forget what Mommyo said, Daddyo. It’s not a valuable clue.” Related articles Daddyo’s Winter … Continue reading