Friday, October 15, 2010

RIP Never Never Land. End of a local landmark.

This story was in our local newspaper this morning.
No storybook ending for Never Never Land | Local News - The News Tribune

It made me kind of sad. This little piece of our history was clever and cute in its day and I will miss knowing it is there. They have made the area a little family picnic area, but all of us "oldies but goodies" and many of our children can remember the fun of walking through and seeing the nursery rhymes come alive. Back in the day there were little speakers at each of the stops along the way that you could play to hear the associated nursery rhyme. Old school by today's standards, but still fun and interesting in those days before cell phones, computers and instant access to everything.

Here are some pics from my last stroll through Never Never Land. I think it was 2001, but it might have been 2002. I don't have the exif information on these pictures because they were from my first digital camera.

Spencer in the Gingerbread House. (Hansel and Gretel)

Tony on the shoe from "There was an old woman, who lived in a shoe..."

Jeren in the Gingerbread House. (Hansel and Gretel)

Johnny, Jeren, Mikaila and Spencer at the well from Jack and Jill. Jack and Jill had long since been placed in storage to prevent the vandalism that was constantly being perpetuated on the storybook characters.

1 comment:

Sue said...

That is kind of sad when we lose those wonderful things. I wonder if kids nowadays even know who all the nursery rhyme characters are. Doubtful.