Tag Archives: Amusement Park

dVerse Poets – Quadrille 44 – Drum

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dVerse Poets – Quadrille 44 – Drum

Quadrille #106

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Drum, Drums, Music

Hot June night

Amusement park picnic

Families gathered

Native American pow wow

Drumming, dancing, dreaming

Tales to tell – tickets to ride

Heartbeats of the old ways

Merging with the new days

My memories are good ones

Drumbeats stir my old soul

Past Life remembrance

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille 44 – Drum

Quadrille #106

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July Squares # 7 – Blue – Summertime Blues

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July Squares # 7 – Blue – Summertime Blues

July Blues

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This is a month of blue! It’s a fun challenge created by Becky of “The Life of B”, and each day we show something blue. The only rule beside blue, is that the photo MUST be SQUARE!

As an added bonus, I’ve found songs with blue in the title or lyrics. 🙂

Thanks, Becky!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details, and also see other entries.

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This is a very large and tall colorful soldier, or maybe one of those Christmas nutcracker guys. He is dressed in a tall red hat with blue accents, a blue and red coat with a white X and belt, and blue pants. I took this a long time ago at our local amusement part ‘Joyland’, and he is standing tall by one of the rides. (not shown)

I haven’t had occasion to use this photo before, I don’t think, but he looks pretty regal against the clear blue sky.

We’d gone to the amusement park with our daughters, sons-in-law and our grand-kids that hot summer day. It was a lot of fun.

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“Summertime Blues”, by Alan Jackson, was released from his album, “Who Am I”, in 1994, and on the Arista Nashville label. This is his cover of the original Eddie Cochran song, written by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart in 1958.

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ADMIT – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – 6/10/17

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ADMIT – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – 6/10/17

https://lindaghill.com/2017/06/09/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-june-1017/

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Today for SOCS the prompt word is ‘admit’, to be used however you wish. Join in the fun of this weekly writing exercise, and see other entries by clicking the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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We’ve all seen and had those little tickets that say ‘admit one’. They can be for all sorts of entertainment venues. Here’s a fun memory from when I was a kid. My grandma worked at our local amusement park, in the ticket booth. She worked there for many years. My grandpa also worked for the parks department, I think in maintenance . Anyway, every year there would be a company get-together for all the employees. It was held in the park, right next to the amusement park.

We could bring a picnic lunch. Oh, it was for all the employees and their families, so we all went…all of us…aunts, uncles, cousins…the whole bunch of us. So, we’d bring our picnic supper, because it was held in the late afternoon/evening. There would be home-made ice cream provided by the management, and some kind of entertainment, too. I remember one year they had a group of Native American Indian dancers, performing.

After awhile, each family in attendance would be given huge rolls of ride tickets. They said ‘admit one’ on each ticket. Of course everyone trooped over to the amusement park, which was called Joyland, to ride the rides as much as we wanted. All for free! (actually, we could go pretty much any time to ride for free, since grandma worked there), but this was a special night, and so much fun.

My favorite ride was the carousel with the pretty horses. I loved horses, and would pretend the one I was riding was real. I never wanted to get off that ride, and sometimes (when I was younger) would have to be dragged off, kicking and screaming, and crying! haha … but, I never acted that way when I was older.

We still go to Joyland sometimes. We go with our kids, and our grand-kids, because they sure do like to ride those rides, too. Joyland still has all the regular rides they had, plus a lot more. I do ride a few of them, even now, just not the spinning around ones. 🙂

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