MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Round and round

When I was growing up in Elwood, Indiana, Carole and Bruce Boston ran the local roller skating rink and they provided a fun, safe, and loving experience every weekend and for all the special occasions.

As a young boy, the skate rink was merely a fun place to go and enjoy the skating, pinball machines, food, music, and fun with friends. There were kids of all ages and even a number of adults who skated, often serving as skating mentors. The Bostons truly offered a wonderful arena of memories.

Going round and round doesn’t necessarily seem all that fun but it could be magical for me. I was often thinking about things I’d read or the music blasting from the speakers. “Knock Three Times” was a favorite as when the title lyrics were sung, the skaters, while still moving, would slam their one skate against the floor, three times, of course.

I still like going round and round. For me, riding the bus is similar to my skating days which lasted through time with my sons at Kettering’s skate world, or when we went on vacations we’d often grab a skate rink for additional fun. On the bus, I can ride along, thinking to myself. I can plan and plot while viewing the passing scenery. Walking can do the same.

Round and round allows me to spin my creative mind or simply relax and enjoy the sights.

At 11:30 AM, I’ll step onto the bus to have another version of round and round.

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Boston for encouraging me to go round and round.

Make it a great day!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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