FWD: FWD: RE: FWD: Its all TRUE!

Cute Overload

Attention truth-seekers! Regardless of what those wet blankets at the so-called Concerned Children’s Advertisers* would like you to believe, house hipposare real! They walk among us, even invading the sanctity of our showers! Friends, we cannot allow the truth to be suppressed! Share this with your friends while you can!


* We keed — it’s a good cause. Via Reddit user pitloun.

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Seaport Village Carousel

My Time

Do you have any fond memories of carousels, those ubiquitous merry-go-rounds found at amusement parks and carnivals? I ignored them growing up; too tame, too childish, only for little kids. Now I love to see them, and was delighted to stumble on this one when walking around Seaport Village in San Diego. Its sign read that it had originally been installed at Fair Park, Dallas, TX in 1895, and after years in other locations, found a home in California in 2004.

I wondered about its originality at this point, and had to check on it. Who knew that the National Carousel Association exists, and tries to keep tabs on carousels and their restoration and preservation?  And who knew there were still 212 classic wood carousels [1800s-1940s] still operating around the country?

This one, while dating from 1895 with figures carved by Charles I.D. Looff, doesn’t make the list of…

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