Saturday, January 28, 2006

A Long Lost Pastime


Look in the archives of small midwestern towns, and you will see lots of winter pictures showing the masses on ice skates. It was THE thing to do during the winter. Nowadays people have other things to do, and small outdoor rinks like this one in Watertown have fallen out of use.

2 astute observations :

  1. Lisa said...

    Also, we've realized it's too damn cold to be worth it. Ok, ok, maybe that's my old age speaking...it IS rather sad, actually.

    Great pictures, as always. I love the Oklahoma City series.

  2. richmanwisco said...

    Thx so much, Lisa, and thanks for the traffic, too. :) You're practically an A-list blogger, you know.

    My ankles were so weak, I could never stand up on skates the right way. That, and a very fuzzy memory of falling on my head.