Friday, August 3, 2007

Car niv or us ...

Jim told me once how he got started in this business. One summer, he said, just before he was to enter the 10th grade, the carnival came to town. He and several friend proceeded to get jobs helping set up the tents and whatever else needed doing. He found the rhythm of the life, late night repairs under the stars, sleeping in and then eating at the carney table, working with the old machinery, feeding the live stock, or sitting in as a gofer for the guy who ran the basketball toss to be addicting.

Two years later when a different carnival rolled into town, he rolled out with it.

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