Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Nought may endure but Mutability." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Finally! They're hiding the evidence.(Herald didn't bother crediting the photographer.)
Another piece of my youngsterhood is a jumble of muddy rubble along Route 6 in Westport. The old Durfee Bowling Lanes -- and if any readers have esteeming anecdotes about the old place, feel free to mention same in the "Notes" section -- because I can only remember the time when a friend's brother (who is deaf and differently-abled) totally pwned me, frame for frame. I bowled, like, a 28. I wish that I could say that I let him win because it was his birthday, but this kid is a competitor. With trophies to prove it.
from Grant Welker's terse communication in today's Fall River The Herald News:
Westport — The old Durfee Lanes bowling alley on Route 6 was demolished this week, years after what was once an attraction in the north end of Westport had closed.
The site, between Sanford Road and Route 88, is now owned by Mid-City Steel, which has been approved for plans to build a 25,000-square-foot warehouse and office building...
...The warehouse will be built on essentially the same footprint as the bowling alley.
It will allow for a more efficient process for unloading, storing and loading steel, the company has said. A two-story office portion in the front will include a showroom of prototypes of different shapes and styles of steel Mid-City offers.
No word on whether the showroom will feature karaoke or offer Wednesday night drink specials. from The Big Lebowski

(This presentation features a photograph of Jane Wyman)

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