Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Life is a Carnival

Anoka, Minnesota, 1993

The community carnival season is upon us. These used to be a big thing, with lots of kids and an active involvement by the adults. Home baked pies were the high point of out neighborhood church's fair. The kiddy booths were also staffed by people from the community, lots of fun for the young 'uns. and probably just as much fun for the grown ups.

They've been declining for many years now, health department rules put an end to the pies, and the carnival operators took over the fish pond and other kid attractions. Even the bingo/beer garden has shrunk. I haven't seen the rides in the church parking lot yet, it is usually held next week-end.

I think my town is getting old.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Some Chilean Woman said...

And no kissing booths either!

Blogger Professor Batty said...

Wow, that would really bring the health department down on them!

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