Sam Burnham, Curator
This past weekend we stumbled across one of those parking lot carnivals. We were out for a family dinner and the beacon of entertainment and questionable spending was set up nearby, in the parking lot of Perimeter Mall. You know the place I'm talking about. This isn't the state fair in Perry. It's not even your county fair. It's more of a sample. Some of the same rides and games but not nearly as many. The have overpriced but inescapable cotton candy and funnel cakes. There are several rides that might or might not have a bucket for extra nuts, bolts and, and pins that remain after they are assembled each time. There is a cast of colorful characters trying to convince you that you can win a life-sized teddy bear by making a basket in that there hoop. What? Don't be ridiculous, of course it's regulation sized.
Mostly, it's a chance to let your hair down and do something you might not normally do. That and enjoy the lights, the sounds, and maybe do some people watching.
Historian, self-proclaimed gentleman, agrarian-at-heart, & curator extraordinaire