Cristina, Our First Official Wheezer Kid!!

  • By Renee Bourgeois
  • 05 Apr, 2017
´╗┐Pinball is one of the very few competitive games that welcomes and thrills kids of ALL ages.  A 5 year old can actually take on his Grandpa and win!  This fun is for everyone, dive in!
It’s 1972. President Nixon makes an unprecedented, 8 day visit to Communist China; the Dallas Cowboys defeat the Miami Dolphins 24-3 in Superbowl VI; M*A*S*H challenges America’s perception of war through comedy; Led Zeppelin pounded out Black Dog at the Forum in Los Angeles; PONG brought sci-fi entertainment into the living rooms of suburbia, and in Metairie, Louisiana, a 13 year old boy in bell-bottom Levis, parks his Schwinn, and walks into a place called The Fun Arcade…

Bells and chimes strike my ears, lights flash before my eyes, they are the sights and sounds of the harmonious chaos of my youth. Visions of The Who singing Pinball Wizard swirl through my head! (What boy didn’t want to be Roger Daltry?) I hand the man with the coin dispenser 5 dimes, with two clicks, he hands me two shiny quarters, the keys to a whole new world that would become my home-away-from-home, I had found my place.

Yes, I had entered the realm of electro-mechanical Pinball machines, Pac Man and Galaga, I have not lost my love for it yet. I am now an Official Pinball Wheezer, but my heart will forever remain a Wizard.

By Renee Bourgeois 10 Apr, 2017
Leslie Peake donning Wheezer Wear!
2017 Toadsuck Shootout Spring Pinball Tournament


By Renee Bourgeois 05 Apr, 2017
´╗┐Pinball is one of the very few competitive games that welcomes and thrills kids of ALL ages.  A 5 year old can actually take on his Grandpa and win!  This fun is for everyone, dive in!
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