Duckpin bowling came into prominence in Baltimore, MD around 1900 and came to Indianapolis in 1928. The usual series of downfalls and closings ensued, and it re-opened in 1994, fully refurbished in a blend of 1930s and 1950s decor. Everything is done according to specifications (there is a National Duckpin Bowling Congress after all), and we quickly came to love the smaller balls, the three turns you get when you're up, and the plump little pins that are, in fact, harder to knock down. Yours truly incongruously scored a spare (don't quite know where to put that in the big picture). I should say little kids' imperviousness to nostalgia. Eleanor strode right in, but Oliver and Iris both commented on the "old" stuff (Oliver's unerring aesthetic sense took in everything from the trim to the benches; Iris just loved the jukebox and how it dropped the small records into place as it played). At what point do you see old? At what point do you know something is not from your time?
Turkish restaurant in Bloomington made it all better. Simple, but telling, moves to bury Grendel's mother and keep the spiders away.