Last week I posted on the impending demise of the Brookside Park Carousel House in Dover, PA.
I am sad to report that the beautiful structure has already been demolished.
There was no ceremony. No formal goodbye.
A few lines in the paper with a photo, showing not the building, but the destruction of the wood by the powder post beetles.
I only knew that it was scheduled for demolition in January. I drove by one night last week and saw an empty space in the park, covered with snow.
I have pictures. I am so glad that I took them.
When I put my Christmas decorations away, I found this photo of my mother and self. I'm on the horse and this may very well be my first carousel ride.
I am not sure where the photo was taken, but there is a very good chance it was on one of the amusement piers in Atlantic City, New Jersey. We moved to the Atlantic City area when I was about one.
I'm guessing by the chubby cheeks that I was close to two in this photo! The carousel was always magical for me. Of course the Mary Poppins movie confirmed my belief that the horses were magical! I always waited for the time when the horses galloped off into some fantasy land where we were transformed into cartoon characters!
If you are interested in other stories and photos of Times Gone "Bye", you must check out Sepia Saturday posts for the many other wonderful stories told by the wonderful and interesting folk who still post regularly in Blogville! There are posts every week ! So dig out your old photos - sepia, black and white, hand-colored or technicolored. Tell a story and join the fun.