Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Carousel



How many of you remember the Horse Carousel ride? It looks simple enough . . . carved horses that you sit on as the ride takes them around in a circle. Some of the horses just go in a circle, and others go up and down as the carousel spins around. Actually, this ride made me very sick, so It did not ride it very often. I was fine on things like roller coasters that just went up and down and turned, but I was not so good on things that go in a circle.

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  2. I once got thrown off a carousel. I was wearing a denim summer jumper that did not allow me to sit astride, so I rode side saddle. With a seat belt. I was 70. Did they think I was going to fall *off*? I offered to pull my dress up far enough to get astride (If they can be foolish, so can I.) but they wouldn't allow that, either.

    The Squire thought it was a riot.

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  3. I'm not one for carnival rides. I get sick to my stomach, and don't like the noise! But I do love the carousel! The motion was gentle, and I liked the up and down, once I realized I needed to pick a horse that went up and down, and not a completely stationary one. I never got the brass ring, but I always felt I had more chance that I did throwing balls at moving targets of "ducks in a row" that always seemed to move just when I threw my three balls. Ferris wheels and roller coasters made my stomach very upset. I always wore pants at the carnival rides, so sitting astride the horse was easy. I never was interested in riding horses in any other setting. I'd walk around to find the "prettiest" one to ride, and let the fantasy begin!

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  4. That picture looks like it could have been used for the cover of The Catcher in the Rye.

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