Friday, June 25, 2010

Pink Saturday Summer Memories

Memories of the Summer Carnival...


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...


Carnival Games?
LOOK OUT!!!
Don't mess with me at a carnival game booth.
This is serious business!
I have a giant pink penguin to win...


or something!
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.
Seriously!
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.


Okay...NOT FUNNY!
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...
balloons...



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!!!!!!!

14 comments:

  1. ok, this is a seriously fun post! and so much pink! Love it!

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  2. Hey Sis, what a great post! For me it is two things I remember about summer, going to church camp, loving the experience and totally not understanding the crying kids who were homesick:)

    The other memory is of Dad going to the Soda Pop Shop and we got to pick all kinds of flavors and fill a wood holder with them:) I think pop was just getting to be a household thing around then:)

    hugs
    Kathy

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  3. OH what great pictures of the carnival. The Tilt-a-Whirl was always my favorite!

    Happy PS,
    Jacalyn

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  4. So sweet memories, beautiful carnival!

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs
    Charo

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  5. What fun memories!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  6. Great post and lovely memories!
    Happy Pink Saturday Suzanne.

    " Regina "

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  7. Oh, I have great memories of Sylvan Beach and rides. It was SO special. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  8. The pink rides look like so much fun. Me and ferris wheels NO WAY but I love the slide and merry-go-round.

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  9. Happy PiNk, Suzanne...

    What a fun post..the carousel is so beautiful.

    PS has grown so large that I'm picking another creative strategy for visiting those that I haven't in a while.

    Have a wonderful day. Pop in for a visit if you are out and about in blogland!

    Oh, and my middle name is Suzanne!

    Stephanie ♥

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  10. What a sweet memory, and i love all your pinks at the carnival.

    And I'm a huge fan of the carousel horse, too,

    Happy PS!
    Maggie
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

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  11. I haven't been to a carnival in YEARS! I used to have so much fun too. I never went to one at night though, I think that could be fun to see everything all lit up. Happy Pink and have a wonderful week!

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  12. This post just screams summer, great pictures! I love the first swing picture, beautiful!
    I still haven't forgotten about you, been really busy and helping my son get ready for a trip. He will be gone for 3 weeks. Boys need more help than girls I think! Will talk soon!
    XOXO

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  13. I LOVE this post Suzanne, how much fun. Found another thing we have in common, a love for carousels. I seriously want to have a collection someday, I adore them.

    I love carnivals too and the Tilt A Whirl was my favorite ride.

    Such wonderful pictures and how much fun to take a walk through your young life, I could hear the excitement as I read your post!

    Blessings to you my dear friend!
    Trudy

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  14. What fun carnival memories you have stirred in me! Love the pics!

    You are right, it is an era our kids will never experience.

    Happy PS a few days late!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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