Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Misc. Remembrance:

Back in the day, when we'd visit my grandparents in Chatham Massachusetts, there was always one night that we'd go and get ice cream at the local Dairy Queen, then they'd take us kids to the trampolines in Harwich. I believe it was in the summer of '76 when my cousin Dee Dee and I were there. I was in line before Dee Dee so I got to go first while she had to wait for an available trampoline. I was jumping on the trampoline next to the one with the arrow, and the guy on that trampoline with the arrow was a guy in his 20s with a long ponytail and a beard, and he was doing flips (I think he was pretty stoned). Back then there was no blue cover padding the edges and the springs were exposed. He did one final flip and mis-judged his landing, and landed face first on the springs and the concrete edging and got knocked out. They had to take him away in an ambulance. He got hurt pretty bad, he probably broke his nose and fractured his face. He bled so much that most of the trampoline was soaked in blood. After they took him away, the attendants just sprinkled some powder on it, and since that was the next available trampoline my cousin Dee Dee had to use it. Sucked to be her.

4 comments:

Jack said...

...and a child of the 50s looks back with nostalgia at a day when you had to be responsible for your own stupidity instead of suing everyone who was in town when you did something like this...

ChiTown Girl said...

Oh my holy hell! What a story! If I had been Dee Dee, I would have absolutely skipped my turn!

Jenny said...

I love your stories! They're great!

joe said...

Jack: I often wonder about the guy and whatever became of him

CTG: Yeah me too...

Jenny: Thanks! (c:

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