Pink Saturday Edition...
Thanks to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound!
One of my favorite childhood/teen memories
is of the summer carnival that came to
The South Flint Plaza every year.
First of all, that was when it was a safe place,
my mom worked part time at the Fair Store
and it was very close to home.
I usually went with my friend Donna and later with Cathy.
Sometimes my friend Carrie would spend the night with me to go the the carnival.
I think we went with about $20...
and came home with ZERO...of course.
I loved the carousel...still do...
I mean, what's not to love about these gorgeous horses?
(But what the heck is "Tom" about?:)
and the swing ride. How high we would swing in the air!
And don't forget the slide...
Don't mess with me at a carnival game booth.
This is serious business!
I have a giant pink penguin to win...
Did I ever tell you my secret, special skill is the water gun game?
I can shoot a squirt gun into the moouth of a clown like nobodys business.
Just ask my girls.
They have been my competition before...
and I show no mercy!
But as my mom used to say...
do not bring home one of those fish you win.
And how much fun is the balloon dart game?:)
We always loved the Tilt-a Whirl...
and somehow I always ended up on the ferris wheel...
even though I HATE ferris wheels.
Give me the scariest roller c0aster on earth rather than a ferris wheel.
Somehow, we always got a carny who thought it would be funny
to strand us screaming girls up at the top.
You have officially traumatized me for life! ;)
And then there is the fun house...
with the funny mirrors.
These were a cross between fun and scary...
reminded me of a haunted house.
And I remember the year the funhouse was called Helter Skelter.
Ummm...NO THANK YOU!!!
We had just watched a movie about a creepo of the same name
and I was still terrified!
Sometimes there were clowns...
and ALWAYS there was carnival food!
What can I say...give me cotton candy and funnel cake,
throw in a sno-cone
and I will be your friend for life.
Life was so simple then.
Simple and innocent...
and it seemed very safe.
I wish my girls could have this experience...
but I will not be dropping them off at a carnival anytime soon!
So there you have it...one of my favorite summer memories.
I Loved summer carnivals!
How about you?
What is one of your favorite summer memories?
And Happy Pink Saturday!!!!!!!