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Monday, August 27, 2012

SCARY RIDES


Most small towns had a fair or carnival and their very docile midway rides were the main attraction for teenagers.  Even though the rides were very frightening to a few attendees (me), they didn't compare in scope to what is available today.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

BLACKIE THE BULL


Blackie, our only bull, romanced quite a few cows.  When I mentioned his love life to my friends at school, word passed quickly and everyone wanted to see for themselves.  Blackie became quite an attraction - especially, during the Fifties.

Friday, August 17, 2012

RUNNING AWAY


Too many parental rules - ran away - no one seemed to care.  Off on my own -  ran all the way to neighbor's yard - hid in camellia bush.  Daddy searched - asked me to return.  Afraid of dark - went with him - in spite of EVERYTHING!


 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

TARGET PRACTICE


Learning to shoot a gun was a "coming of age" experience.  Most young boys owned BB guns and air rifles.  Since Daddy didn't have a son, I was taught to shoot his 22, using tin cans as targets.