It is the bowling alley downtown Hood River, where Bette's is located now. The girl standing behind the one that is actually bowling is Beverly "BeBe". She was the daughter of Bill and Frona Gibbons, growing up Pine Grove on Wells Drive. She had a much older sister, Alta. She was quite a tom boy and had the most wonderful tree house, and you wouldn't belive how far up that tree it was. I don't think anyone could ever get up there but her and that was "her bubble."
Charlott on 9th February 2018 @ 7:06am
Anyone else get their shins bruised while pin setting?
Kenn on 9th February 2018 @ 7:28am
I often visited this bowling alley in the years 1952-55 when I lived close to it. At the time Rene and Toots Hazeltine ran it. In addition to bowling, it had 3 pool tables and 2 slot machines. I learned how to shoot pool here. And even though it was illegal to gamble on slot machines for money, if Rene or Toots knew you, they would cash you out for the games you won at 5 cents a game.
Terry Isenberg was a pin setter in those years, and he was very proud of being able to set pins on 3 lanes at a time.
Bill Seaton on 9th February 2018 @ 12:07pm
and Bill, grandma Della Sheribon and staunch WTCU member would counsel you on mending your ways of frequenting that den of evil....bowling was iffy but pool tables & slot machines were definitely the devil's provided toys. this I believe was also the Greyhound depot..........
Arlen Sheldrake on 9th February 2018 @ 2:37pm
Arlen is correct, as caught the bus there many times for various places.
Charlott on 9th February 2018 @ 4:28pm
The Hood River ‘bowling alley’ and ‘library’ were several of my favorite hangouts back in the day😇. Wish everyone could grow up in a small ‘family oriented’ town like Hood River 😇
Yes, I remember ‘Terry’ setting pins too... 😊
Patti on 10th February 2018 @ 3:12pm
I don't know about the 1950's, but in the 60's and 70's our community had several bowling teams and they drove to White Salmon to compete.
L.E. on 10th February 2018 @ 4:38pm
Hey Charlott. I live on Wells Drive in Pine Grove, do you know which house is the one where she lived? Curious.
mauro on 22nd February 2018 @ 9:16pm
I believe the bowler is Eileen Jensen (now Willis), Wy’east class of 1955.
Jim. Beam on 2nd March 2018 @ 9:35am
Hi Jim! You are right! I am the "lefty" who was bowling. It was a fun
pastime back in the day. It was a bowling ally & greyhound bus depot,
later remodeled to become what is now a very nice restaurant called Bette's Place.
Eileen Willis on 11th March 2018 @ 11:00am