A good old fashioned Carnival Midway brings back many good memories for both of us.
The smell of freshly mowed grass, mingling with popcorn and candy floss.
We are old school and think that every Midway should have a Merry Go Round and Calliope music. This Midway had neither.
Now a days it is all about the thrill rides…bigger and faster and taller.
I usually deposit at least $10 here while waiting for Far Guy to finish his rounds. Today I just wander along and recall times long ago.
I hear the High Striker Bell…
I am taken back in time…fifty years. I can almost see the Carnie that had this joint. I remember the crowd that used to gather as rivals kept trying to best one another…cheering…booing when the bell was not rung… but when it was a guy headed down the Midway with a gal on one arm and a huge stuffed animal in the other. I am not sure what town it is in…after awhile they all look alike only distinguishable by their food, movie theaters, bathrooms or some unforgettable event so long ago.
Perhaps I will write about it someday.