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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Danger, Danger, It's Liberty Park Back in It's Scary, Fun Days
This photo was taken at Liberty Park with the maniacal Uncle Brent going particularly nuts back in 1987. The children pictured are all currently in their thirties. Certainly, most of them in the photo are hoping they don't embarrass themselves by throwing up in front of their cousins, aunts and uncles and parents and likely, grandparents. Humiliating yourself in front of a family member was worse among these Cannons than committing a crime. I'm not kidding. "Help me, Mommy," they are shouting within as they laugh with bravado without.
All of these people have their own children now and wouldn't dream of allowing their own precious children to be treated in such a reckless abandon. This photo was taken with a fast lens after all. And Uncle Brent could really whip that merry-go-round around in his hey-day. But then, only a couple of generations from Ben R. Cannon, they'd not utter a whimper. They knew what was good for them. And the Silver Fox himself was likely in their presence.
Retired teacher, MaEd Counseling, Married, two adult sons, one fabulous daughter-in-law, two granddaughters. Trying like crazy to make something of retirement. I love getting up at 9AM and love hanging out wherever and whenever I choose, but I'm trying to add meaning. Meaning. Isn't that what we're all after?