La Salette Shrine Spring Carnival in Attleboro this Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador

What do Disney, Edaville Railroad, Norton Elementary’s School Fair, and La Salette Shrine all have in common?  RIDES that my oldest chicken, I mean daughter, won’t ride.  She’s terrified of things that move – she doesn’t even really care for being on a swingset.  I never had the leisure of chatting with a mom while I pushed my baby in the baby swing at the park – it’s that bad!  So at all of these places above, we have, time after time, tried to “encourage” her to have a good time and let loose, while having to yell to the operator to “Please stop the ride before my kid jumps!”

And this Memorial Day weekend will be no exception.  We are heading to the La Salette Shrine Spring Carnival in Attleboro.  They will have all the traditional “fair and carnival”-type activities.  My kids especially love the cotton candy – that’s an activity, right?  My youngest likes the rides.  She rode the spinning tea cups/spider ride this past weekend at the Norton Fair – and I didn’t even have to go with her (she went with a friend and his dad).  She was maxin’ and relaxin’ with her elbows up on the back of the tea cup with the wind in her hair!  She’s one of a kind.  And some how I just can’t seem to get her sister on a ride.  She did make it on the Dumbo ride in Disney (good thing…that was an expensive ride).  But other than that, she’d rather “win for a prize”… but of course, why wouldn’t she?  That’s all we need, more pieces of cheap plastic floating around the house!  (Remember in previous blogs how I told you they beg me to insert $0.50 for those vending machines?  The love for chachkis resurfaces yet again!)

But all kidding aside, this event will probably honor the fallen heroes we have lost in battle.  I’m sure the carnival will be decked out in festive holiday decoration.  I know my kids will be – we will have our mini American Flags, wear our red, white and blue and probably attend a parade.  Enjoy your long weekend with your family and take a moment to remember those who we have lost.  Per Wikipedia: “Begun as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the civil war, by the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as ordinary people visited the graves of their deceased relatives, whether they had served in the military or not.”

So, even if you don’t know someone who passed serving our country, remember those family members who aren’t with us anymore and honor them this wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

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