Posted on September 3, 2012 by ProudMilitaryMom
Mt Laurel posted some carousel vids in the last thread and it got me to thinking. My Dad worked for a company that sold and serviced pin ball machines, juke boxes and pool tables. They had the arcades for pretty much every amusement park from Old Orchard Beach Maine down to Palisades Park in NJ. Dad would take us with him in the summer; allowing us each to bring a friend (yeah he was damn popular lol), and we would get our hands stamped and ride the rides all day while he serviced the machines in the arcade.
Here is the first carousel we rode- from the old Paragon Park at Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA.
The park is long gone- but the carousel was saved and relocated down the street.
Ah those were the days. Amusement parks before Six Flags! Small, local fun! And Paragon had the beach right across the way! Smart parents did the beach and lunch AFTER the rides lol!
Did you have a favorite local amusement park? Carousel? How about the rickety old wooden roller coasters?
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Posted on August 28, 2012 by ProudMilitaryMom
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Posted on August 26, 2012 by ProudMilitaryMom
Sunday. Relax. I thought a thread with songs with “moon” in the title would be a nice tribute to Mr. Armstrong. Here’s one
Did you know there is a Blue Moon coming up?
Any others? This is your open thread. And be sure to be here tomorrow too! Mcnorman has a great post lined up with some information that is very important to us all!
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Posted on August 25, 2012 by ProudMilitaryMom
Neil Armstrong has passed away. The Moon landing was a milestone and those of my age will remember the excitement, the anticipation, the pride in American Achievement!
His family has released a statement that reads in part
“While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves,” his family said.
“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.
I don’t think anyone who remembers that day has ever looked at the moon and the sky in quite the same way. That moon landing and the Space Program, were a tangible sign that America can do ANYTHING when we put our mind to it. Ingenuity, science, faith in America and a very very large dose of courage went into that journey to the stars.
God Bless M.r Armstrong as he lifts off for his final journey into the great final frontier.
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Posted on August 23, 2012 by ProudMilitaryMom
How many things can you find wrong in this article?
Right off the top I found that this guy is a Washington insider. Oh and that the Energy Dept lawyers approved his selection as the guy who would conduct the “independent review” – OF the Energy Department loans. (Note the article says he did not assess Solyndra. ????) Former Wall Street executive. Toxic assets.
But hey- he didn’t give all that money to Obama’s campaign til after he found that it was all good that WE lost scads of money on Obama’s failed energy boondoggles.
Can we all say “Revolving Door” and “Corruption”???
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