Monday, October 6, 2014

The Ferris Wheel

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Three things I can count on...death, taxes and the Ferris wheel will always be in the same place.

The west side nut club fall festival begins today.  For over 50 years I have entered the park and the Ferris wheel has greeted me.  It has been the right of passage for so many young lovers who sat in the carriage on a cool crisp October night.  A boy always seems bolder in the the Ferris wheel.  It gives him the right to put his arm around her and draw her in close.  Both sit there in a tense silence as the wheel ratchets itself around until both step off the platform and disappear into the crowd.  The hand is held tighter than before.