It finally came down to a vote. We let Trica vote, you can guess what her vote was she loved riding the rides all day long when she visited her grandparents.
Trica playing the diggers. We would hold her up so she could turn the crank until she got tired and we did too then we would put her on the babysitter (Merry Go Round).
So the vote was 2 to 1. Far Guy voted against. I said “Your vote counts triple.” So we declined.
It was one of those great big huge crossroads that comes along in your life…we often wonder what if?
So we go back from time to time just to walk a Midway and take in the sights and sounds, after all it was my home for 6 years and Far Guys home away from home for 23 years.
Our oldest daughter Trica spent her first summer being a carnie kid. During that summer there were some problems in Iowa…her photo was featured in a newspaper. (Mason City Iowa) The Attorney General for the State of Iowa didn’t like the way the law on gambling was written, games of chance were gambling. Entering a cow in the fair and getting a blue ribbon was against Iowa law. The Sheriff came out to the Midway and as he set foot on the Midway…the boss gave the signal and we were all shut down within 20 seconds. Jodi was working at the Ball Joint the Sheriff asked to see her ball and she replied “Let’s see yours first.” The Sheriff left and we suppose he just reported that no games were running out on the Midway…because they were not operating when he was there.
1991 Fergus Falls Minnesota Trica and “her” babysitter.
We have many long time friends that are now dead, the rest are getting old just like us.
Bruce, Far Guy and Dale
Far Guy, Margaret and Freddie
We are left with many wonderful memories.