Family Heirloom.

Look at what I purloined from my Mom while I was home in Arkansas.

My grandpa made these carousels, one for each of his kids who had kids of their own. Look at the little ticket house! And the fence! I have loved it all my life but had to go and get knocked up in order to take it home with me. It will take a place of honor in the nursery.

July 19, 2010 - 10:05 pm

janie hightower These pictures of it are so good! I’m Lara’s mom and I’d like to tell that my father had made one just like it for us when we were little kids. Hard to imagine now, but we spent hours and hours, three or four of us at a time, playing with it. One got to turn the wheel, one got to put the “people” (we’d use rocks or whatever we could find for people) in the seats, another was the ticket taker (we stuffed the tickets in that hole and had to clean them out every now and then), etc. Lara, Grampa would love that you are showing this off! And we don’t say “knocked up”.

July 20, 2010 - 7:33 pm

Katie Twins will do it every time!

Aunt Kate

July 20, 2010 - 7:34 pm

Katie I wanted to mention the ‘knocked up’, but decided against it since I am just the favorite aunt.

July 24, 2010 - 2:35 pm

Marsha Nagib OK…since we had some laughs at lunch yesterday, I have to chime in here! It must be a generational thing (I’m probably around your Mom’s age) but I had the same response to “knocked up”! I always heard it used in a negative way with unmarried people….but that’s just my perspective! I love your website and the gorgeous photos!