Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Weekly Scribblings - at the top

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The couple decided to take the old 
The old Ferris wheel relegated far 
Far out at the edge of the county fair 
Not a crowd out there perfect for cuddling 

Hope on hope, ride would break with them on top. 
They'd have some time for each other.  A kiss? 
Stop it did, while loving mischief they did 
The ride operator tried, make it go 

Finally help came, two able mechanics 
They tinkered with the old Allis Chalmers 
Try as they may the 1923 
engine would not start.  Not even a belch 

With a hand crank Ferris began to move 
Every other seat they would let folks out  
Cranking some more  they let "youth" pass on by 
Wouldn't you know, the couple enjoyed more 


A modern Ferris wheel was at our county fair Texas rodeo, the County Fair at Brenham, Texas, on September 17, 2010 .  It was the first one we had seen in a long time, this time we went on request.  We had a guest from France, friend of our son, who had wanted to see a bull riding contest.  She was not disappointed. 

We have ridden on this old 1923 Ferris wheel, it belonged to a fellow in our car club.  And yes, one time it stopped working while we were on top.  It took quite a while to get us off, I'm not real sure how we passed our time up there. 
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 - Poem and Photos Copyright,  Jimmiehov 2021, All Rights Reserved 
 - Rommy would like us to write about one (or more) things we might find at a fair. Possibilities include (but are not limited to) cotton candy, Ferris wheels, ring toss, merry-go-rounds, corn dogs, and roller coasters.

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At Wednesday, September 15, 2021 3:01:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I guess you thought of something! *Grin.*

I think you're very brave. You'd never get me to go on one of those things! (Height phobia.)

At Wednesday, September 15, 2021 3:34:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Ferris wheel fun and adventure. Glad it ended on a good note

At Wednesday, September 15, 2021 8:19:00 AM, Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Being stuck at the top of a Ferris wheel does have its advantages, but only for those who are quick to seize them!

At Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:48:00 AM, Blogger indybev said...

Nice Ferris wheel memories, Jim. Did you ever wonder who Ferris is?

At Thursday, September 16, 2021 3:00:00 AM, Blogger dsnake1 said...

enjoyed reading your fun poem, Jim. There are always subtle hints of humor here and there. :)
there are no more ferris wheels at our fairs anymore. come to think about it, there are hardly any fairs now. but we did have a giant ferris wheel in the city core, a 165 metre tall wheel called the Singapore Flyer. Haven't ben onto it yet, prices rather steep.

At Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:07:00 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

They always make sure to stop it at the top, even if they don't need to load anyone below, here. It's part of the whole experience we expect. I don't like the height anymore, it didn't bother me as a child.

At Saturday, September 18, 2021 5:36:00 PM, Blogger Rommy said...

Aw! That sounds like an ideal romantic spot.

At Saturday, September 18, 2021 7:29:00 PM, Blogger said...

A romantic spot for those who do not fear rides!


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