Thursday, September 2, 2010
Where it all began...
Yesterday I had the honor of being interviewed about my book on "The Jack Evans Show" out of Uniontown, PA. He asked me how I came up with the idea and I brought up the tragedy of Kiddieland's closing last year and the profound effect it had on me. The heaviness/lightness of an Irish wake permeated the air on the last day as I walked through the grounds, taking in the folks attempting to squeeze out one last laugh on the Scrambler, one last "squee!" on the Little Dipper -- while fighting back the tears.
Kiddieland, I'll do my best to help other parks dodge your fate. Rest in peace, my treasured friend.