Greetings and Salutations my Thursday Night Friends,

A big thank you to all that came out Saturday to celebrate with us on our one year mark! It comes with great pleasure to say that we demolished an entire half-barrel Old Milwaukee in perfect Welcome to Thursdays fashion; I had no doubt that we would accomplish this. Speaking of Old Milwaukee, travel with us this week to Landmark Lanes to enjoy some great people, amazing beer, and a little bowling as well. Landmark Lanes has a lot of history: it was once a horse, mule, and streetcar barn. However, it has had its tavern and bowling ties ever since 1927. In addition, we will be in the presence of two “Guardians of Old Mil”, Truman Summ and John Mantas.

We are in for a treat this week as we travel to the home base of Thursdays’ own Truman and John. Little is known about these two Gentlemen of the Lanes, but it is a fact that they played a crucial role in the growth and popularity of bowling. You see, legend has it that Will Ferrell chose Truman and John to be “Guardians of Old Mil” because he deemed them worthy to uphold and protect the safe being of bowling, but more importantly spread the joy and word of Old Milwaukee. It is their goal to try and influence the game of bowling in our lives in any way they can. Take a look at any famous bowling scene you see on the big screen: Truman and John are there! Little is known on why bowling and Old Milwaukee have such a unique relationship – but why question something so great!

Truman and John with some familiar faces

I look forward to bowling and seeing all of you this Thursday for some more good times. If you see Truman or John don’t be afraid to ask for a picture or two, you may even be lucky enough to hear one of their classic tales of Old Mil throughout the ages. I have spent many hours trying to figure out the exact age of Truman and John; but alas, it is a lost cause. Then again, what is age but just a number? Old Milwaukee lives forever.

John and Truman never bowl over the line……Cheers my Friends!

Your co-founder and friend,

Jeremy Blandin

*Keeping your glass filled and spirits high one Thursday at a time, this is Welcome to Thursdays: a local social group determined to make your Thursdays more fun. Each Wednesday, The Squeaky Curd features a fictitious history or dazzling explanation of a Milwaukee County bar that we gather at on Thursday evening. Join us this Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Landmark Lanes, located at 2220 N Farwell Ave (Upper East Side) at 7:30pm.*

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