Some childhood memories stand out like shining stars.
One of mine is of riding a carousel that was located on a hill overlooking a beautiful lake.
Whenever my Daddy said we were going to take a ride to go on what we called "the merry-go-round," my heart beat extra fast and hard.
It was beyond thrilling.
Fast forward several decades.
I found a western Massachusetts town that just completed a carousel project after many years of volunteer planning and labor.
The horses were hand-carved and painted in a variety of happy colors.
Seeing a very special little person and her parents ride that new carousel while I rode in a more stationary seat turned out to be a summer highlight.
The two bucks a ticket guaranteed a ride back to childhood days so it was worth every cent.
WHAT, IF ANYTHING, DO YOU LOVE ABOUT CAROUSELS?