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It's a game they've loved almost as long as they've loved each other. That's why you'll find Ralph and Millie Boeshore knocking down pins and racking up points, twice a week, at Trindle Bowl in Mechanicsburg.

"At our age this is a good form of exercise, we feel.," said Ralph Boeshore. "And, so, we take advantage of it as much as we can."

Ralph, 90, and 88-year-old Millie say bowling is the perfect fit for them, and has been for most of their 66 years of marriage.

"That is fun!," Millie said. "We're a team. And we've always been a good team."

Ralph's career high score is 257. He says their games are competitive.

"She tries to beat me and I try to beat her. And, so, we have a lot of fun heckling each other and just having a good time."

Millie's high score is 258 and she agrees they both are out to win. She admits he does sometimes beat her. "Oh yeah. It doesn't happen too often, but he does," she said with a chuckle.

Over the years, the couple have earned several trophies and titles in various leagues, but it's their bowling buddies they most enjoy.

"I would miss that immensely, if I had to quit bowling because we've made such goods friends here," Millie said.

Amanda Lehman has worked at Trindle Bowl for 16 years and says the Boeshores are loved by everyone in the senior leagues.

"They're magnetic. And I think that's why I pay so much attention to them because you can't help it."

The couple met at the former Olmstead Air Force Base in Middletown at the end of World War Two. Ralph was early into a 35-year Air Force career. Millie was a co-worker who stole Ralph's heart.

"Her face was just beautiful," he said, "and she fixed her hair so that it piled on top of her head and made it so attractive. And that really got to me."

And Millie says she did all right, too.

"He likes to cook and clean. And help me with everything around the house."

And, with continued good health on their side, and an alley full of allies, this bowling couple have no plans to hang up their bowling shoes anytime soon.

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