For Pete's Sake

Watch 84-year-old woman roll a strike the first time she tried bowling

YouTube video

Ah, the power of the Internet that keeps us connected with the world.

Case in point: Someone in Italy posted this video of an 84-year-old woman who went bowling for the first time in her life.

After getting a few pointers, the woman threw a strike. The reaction from her family is great.

My only hope is that she said, “I’m throwing rocks tonight. Mark it, Dude.”

The YouTube description is “Grandmothe of 84 years from the first pitch strike.” Or something like that.

The video has gone viral (and I’m always dubious that it hasn’t been doctored; but, c’mon it’s someone’s grandmother). There also is now a Facebook page called “The Italian Grandma.”

Hat tip to Bleacher Report.

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