Blast from the Past

16 Apr

This perhaps might not be a toy from your past, but surely you remember these?

Mom and dad said these ‘horses’ used to be out in front of the five and dime stores.  You would put in some money and get the ride of your life for perhaps 2-3 minutes.  Sometimes if you were lucky, they had cars instead of horses.  Mom and dad both said when they were little (which had to be MOONS ago – snorts) they used to ride these for 10 cents or a quarter.  Mom said that she hasn’t seen these in some time.  Have you ever rode one?

Nowadays, they have carousels like the one below taken from Wikimedia.  These can be found in malls and we have a close one.  When my cousin Savannah was younger, mom/dad would take her to the mall shopping.  If she was good, she got to ride it on the way into the mall.  If she was good shopping, she got a repeat ride on the way out of the mall.  Cool huh?  That little Savannah got to ride all of the carousels in our area at malls for a while.  There was one in the Macon Mall that was FAST.  Mom/dad called it a roller coaster – snorts.  Have you rode a carousel?


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39 responses to “Blast from the Past

  1. guineapigsqueak

    04/16/2014 at 2:56 am

    Wow, that certainly does look fun for hoomans! Whee pigs would be terrified going up and down and round and round.
    The Guinea-Pigs xx

    • PigLove

      04/16/2014 at 7:51 am

      I’m with you. I think I might get sick. But mom and dad said they have fond memories of these things. Crazy humans. XOXO – Bacon

  2. Lori Fontanes

    04/16/2014 at 3:46 am

    Happy (sad?) to report that these little rides were still around in the early to mid 2000s for my daughter. Haven’t seen one in while, tho, now that you mention it…*sniff*

    • PigLove

      04/16/2014 at 8:21 am

      They were the bestest – so mom says. They used to even have some in the local Toys R Us but they closed. They definitely brought good memories to mom and dad. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Molly The Wally

    04/16/2014 at 5:10 am

    Not in a long while but we have taken little people to the old fashioned fun fair in one of our parks and they loved all the old rides. Sweet memories. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

    • PigLove

      04/16/2014 at 8:22 am

      I’ll tell you a secret. Every once in a while, mom will get on the carousel at the mall just for old times sake. It’s kind of cute – says daddy. XOXO – Bacon

  4. fozziemum

    04/16/2014 at 5:43 am

    Very sweet memories indeed of these little horses…and carousels are lot of fun..we weird rides now out the front of shops for kids…maybe I am just old bwaaahahah 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xxxx

    • PigLove

      04/16/2014 at 8:23 am

      Nah – these are sweet/innocent rides of yesterday. Just get on, pop in some money and you have a great time. Mom misses them. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        04/16/2014 at 8:36 am

        I bet she does..used to cost a Penny when I was little 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xxx

  5. Misaki

    04/16/2014 at 6:06 am

    Carousels are about mummy’s level of thrill ride, she’s not a fan of rollercoasters lol

    • PigLove

      04/16/2014 at 8:24 am

      Snorts – my mommy is the same way! XOXO – Bacon

  6. onespoiledcat

    04/16/2014 at 6:10 am

    My Mom says she remembers horses, cars, rocket ships – all manner of machines outside the “five and dime” stores for kids to ride on…..and carousels – beautiful old carousels. She says those were the good old days…..whatever THAT means!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      04/16/2014 at 8:24 am

      I think my mom and dad understand your mom. Did your mom get this far away look in her eyes when she said that? Mine did. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Reilly & Denny

    04/16/2014 at 8:47 am

    they actually have one of those horses (only it is white) at our local walmart ! There is also a winnie the poo plane and a car.

    • PigLove

      04/16/2014 at 9:14 am

      That is so cool! I wish they would have that here – XOXO – Bacon

  8. Victoria

    04/16/2014 at 9:07 am

    Oh my gosh, I remember those days and rode on carousels! How is my fav Bacon doing?

    • PigLove

      04/16/2014 at 9:14 am

      If this weather would get better – I would be doing awesome! Can you make Spring get here and stay?? Snorts. How are you doing my sweet friend? XOXO – Bacon

      • Victoria

        04/16/2014 at 9:17 am

        Well, I really don’t want to share Spring with you just yet…LOL how’s about a big Bacon Hug instead 😀
        I’s doing fabulous! XOXO

      • PigLove

        04/16/2014 at 11:27 am

        Stomps hooves. Not even for hogs and snout kisses you won’t share Spring? It’s cold here for this little oinker. 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

      • Victoria

        04/16/2014 at 11:28 am

        Alright, alright! Nothing worse than a whiny hog…LOL

      • PigLove

        04/16/2014 at 11:35 am

        snorts – HA!! Thank you my friend. XOXO – Bacon

      • Victoria

        04/16/2014 at 12:05 pm

        You’re welcome! XOXO

  9. katiebblogs

    04/16/2014 at 9:38 am

    Test comment! Ah memories of carousels. We are heading to one tomorrow 🙂

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 8:56 am

      Hope you had a fantastic time my friends! Mommy loves the carousels. XOXO – Bacon

  10. katiebblogs

    04/16/2014 at 9:38 am


  11. easyweimaraner

    04/16/2014 at 9:52 am

    Oh brother, my mom turned into an air-raid siren every time she saw such a ride and her pawrents said “no”. we had a swinging firefighter truck in front of the drugstore and my mom spent hours in that thingy while eating candied peanuts… till the firefighter girl sprayed 10 lbs of peanut-pulp on the floor…. what a mess and what a waste of food.

    • PigLove

      04/16/2014 at 11:33 am

      Snorticles. I tell you, our moms are so related. She had a couple of hissy fits beyond belief growing up seeing those horse things. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  12. katsrus

    04/16/2014 at 5:49 pm

    I loved those. I would always beg for money to ride the horse. LOL.
    Sue B

    • PigLove

      04/16/2014 at 6:14 pm

      Mommy and daddy did too – well they said they did. It’s hard for me to imagine daddy as a child…in the dinosaur era. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  13. evilsquirrel13

    04/16/2014 at 11:37 pm

    There was a horsie in front of the K-Mart when I was growing up. Yep, I rode that thing quite a bit!

    • PigLove

      04/17/2014 at 9:01 am

      Wasn’t it cool!?! Mommy said they had a little carousel one in front of the K-Mart when she was a child. Cool huh? XOXO – Bacon

  14. speedyrabbit

    04/18/2014 at 2:02 am

    That was my favourite ride as a child Bacon,I used to love going to the local Fair with my dad and go on the carousel with him,xx Rachel Speedy’s Mum

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 9:07 am

      aaww – such fond memories. Mommy and daddy have those too. It’s a sweet and innocent time. XOXO – Bacon

  15. Pink Ninjabi

    04/18/2014 at 2:26 pm

    I totally rode on both as a kid!!

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 2:27 pm

      Were they fun?? Mom and dad said they were a blast! XOXO – Bacon

  16. Nylabluesmum

    04/18/2014 at 2:42 pm

    Yow Bacon me Mum told me she bememberz ridin da mechanickall horsez when she waz a young kitt….she neber wanted to bee in a care…alwayz da horsez!
    N yah me Mum LUBZ carosellz n merry-go-roundz da best of all da ridez at da Fair!! 😉
    Lub yer sweetkittehgurl ❤ Nylablue ❤

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 3:19 pm

      My mom/dad love them too. When my cousin was little and would come and visit, they took her to the malls to ride then carousels. Personally, I think they used her as an excuse so *they* could ride them. XOXO – Bacon

  17. Nylabluesmum

    04/18/2014 at 5:20 pm

    😉 Mum sayz she haz dun dat too!!
    Now Mum sayz she do nott care what peeple fink n she ridez wif pride, MOL/PLOL!!!
    ❤ Nylablue ❤

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 7:08 pm

      Amen!! XOXO – Bacon


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