Ranch Bowl 1990. This date and place made it possible for my family to exist. It is where my parents first met. My dad, Tim Kaplan, played guitar in the band The Finest Hour. The singer at the time, Becky, who was also in High Heel and the Sneekers, introduced her sister, Tammy, to my dad. Becky is now my favorite aunt who never lets us forget that we are forever indebted to her and the Ranch Bowl for bringing my parents together. It is 26 years of marriage and 5 kids later, and my parents still have a very special place in their hearts for the Ranch Bowl. I truly wish it was still around so that my siblings and I could experience the place where our parents first met.