Years ago when we owned the resort on Straight Lake we had a recreation room it had books to read, games to play, a ping pong table and several pinball machines...it also had a Coke cooler that dispensed cans of pop...until the tourist kids got smart and popped the tops on the can and stuck a straw in and emptied the cans. Our daughters spent lots of time playing ping pong and pin ball. They would challenge their Dad to games of ping pong. Some winters the pin ball machines were moved into the large hallway in the house and Far Guy worked on them....naturally they were played.
Then we sold the resort. Years later one of the owners was looking for some extra money and wanted to know if we were serious about buying one of the machines.
We bought the one called Card Whiz which we then sold to Jen. She and Andy have had it refurbished and repaired and now they have it in their basement.
Far Guy and I play it almost every day. Jen holds the record at 124,000 points..Far Guy at 103,000 and then me at 97,000.
It brings back many memories.
One day I asked Far Guy if he could recall how we used to play pinball at Schmiders? I would play one flipper and he would play the other...nope that memory is gone for him.