|photo via ImSoVintage|
I can remember having a pair of roller skates like these. I hung the key on a string around my neck after fitting the skates to my Keds sneakers. Then I would whip up and down the sidewalks on my street. I loved it. The sidewalks were a bit bumpy so it would kind of rattle your teeth, and invariably one of the skates would come off resulting in lots of skinned knees and elbows. Back in those days no one had heard of protective pads. It was a booming business for Bandaids.
|photo via our great yarmouth|
In the summer we would rent a cottage in Topsail Island North Carolina, across the street from the roller rink. At night, from my bed, I could hear the sounds of the music and the skates coming from the rink. As I was lulled to sleep I dreamed of growing up and having a cute skating outfit and some spiffy white skates like the girls in the photo above. Occasionally my mother would relent and let us skate at the rink. It was heavenly. After, we would stop at the grocery across the street for a treat.
The roller rink and Godwin's Market have managed to survive all the hurricanes and are still there today.
|photo via fuquayana|
Well, I never got the cute roller skating outfit or the spiffy roller skates, but after my family moved to Canada I took up ice skating and got some really cool skates and a sweet little wool skirt.
Have a great day.
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