Smiles All Around

Posted on 6/16/2011 5:13:00 PM

by Ken Bartels, Sr. Vice President


Life is a carnival...ups and downs just like a rollercoaster.


The Elmhurst Jaycee’s annual carnival was in town a short while ago. It’s just a few days in length but it is looked forward to by kids recently out of school and adults who wish they were back in school.
 Fun is okay and something to be treasured.
“Life is a Carnival” the song goes and it really is when you give it some thought.
-          You have the ups and downs just like the roller coaster.
-          It sometimes throws you for a loop like the rocket planes.
-          It can make you dizzy with speed like the tilti-whirl or a slower dizzy with the carousel.
-          Sometimes you are on top of the world like the Ferris wheel.
-          Often you can go crazy within a fun house.
-          You can partake in a game of your choice and win or lose.
-          Prizes can be large or small if there are prizes at all.
-          Your perspective can change from young to old and back again.
-          You remember that a smile is a frown turned upside down as you hang in mid-air.
-          Holding hands in the crowd seems a very good idea again.
-          Popcorn is excellent both indoors and out.
-          If you work hard and climb the ladder, you may get a great ride!
 Fun is okay and something to be treasured.