In downtown Salem, Oregon, there is a unique present-day carousel,
at which volunteers are constantly working on and building
new animals for the carousel;
The latest achievement was an elephant for the carousel;
When I visited my girlfriend, Bev, in 2012, we visited Salem’s Riverfront
Carousel and made purchases at the unique gift shop.
I am fascinated with wood; presently many of my pieces of furniture were
made of oak.
Things I loved and lost were a pecan headboard and white painted
wooden knick knack shelves that girlfriend Rosalia had given to me. My
ex left those things in Florida, (on our return to California,) claiming he
didn’t have enough room for all
my things. Also lost was a corner hutch that I bought years ago and dearly
loved. Some things cannot be replaced.
On the other hand, I have a wooden handled knife that had been my
Grandma Schmidt’s–my sister Becky gave it to me before she died.
In Salem, Bev & I rode on the carousel; we had extra ride tickets left over
and gave them to a mother and two children – they were delighted. Once
was enough for a couple of grandmothers.
Sandra Lee Smith
originally posted January 29, 2015
Updated August 24, 2018