It’s funny the things that we remember when we were children. One of the best things I remember from one year as a child at Christmas time is the gift of a bumper pool table. My brother and I were going to the neighborhood YMCA where they had a pool table, and a bumper pool table. A bumper pool table is smaller than a regular pool table and the shots are slightly harder to make because of the bumpers in the middle of the table.
I don’t remember any of the specifics other than being elated that we had a pool table in the basement to play pool. Instead of trudging through the snow and walking to the neighborhood YMCA, my brother and I could waltz downstairs to play pool in the comforts of a nicely furnished basement.