Merrill Park in Grinnell, Iowa
It's hard to find the kind of playground equipment that filled parks in the 1950's. Some of it is considered too dangerous now. But this merry-go-round was surely around in the 1950's. In fact there's a good chance I rode on it when we first moved to Grinnell in 1957, the year I was born. I remember riding it in later years. It was sad seeing the old park, though. The wonderful horse swings and the elephant slide were gone. Since Grinnell was home to the Miracle Playground Equipment Factory we had some of the best (and oddest) playgrounds back in the day1
57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014...My BYB!
I don't remember the 1950's, since they ended when I was 2. But since I turned 57 today and this is my BYB (Birth Year Birthday) I'm going to just appreciate the flavor of 1957! My goal is to celebrate in at least 57 simple ways throughout the year! I will dabble in the fashion, the foods, the music and the culture of those times...just for the fun of it!