Rockford, Illinois-We all want to know what the secret is to staying
young. For one
Lucille Dunphey likes hanging around Don Carter Lanes. She's here at least twice a week. She plays in a women's league on Tuesdays and in a mixed seniors league on Thursdays. Believe it or not, she's 95 years old.
"My motto is keep moving, so that's what I do. I'm home Mondays and Saturdays and the rest of the time I'm on the move," says Dunphey.
She also volunteers
Tuesday her fellow bowlers celebrated her 95th birthday with her with some cake at Don Carters. They all say the same thing about her.
"When I'm 95 I want to be as active as Lucille is," says Penny Johnson.
"I started bowling with a team from Sundstrand machine tool about 43 years ago, so I've been bowilng a few years," says Dunphey.
Back then she used a 16 pound ball. In recent years she used a ten pounder. Now she's switched to an eight pounder.
"My best score with my new ball about a 143," says Dunphey.
She keeps bowling despite having suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome in her right wrist.
"I haven't had any lessons," says Dunphey. "I just watch people and people tell me what I do right and what I do wrong and try to correct the problem."