Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday Theme Song is by The Hollies

Mom would like to say a
 Hootin' Anni and thank her for sponsoring today's...

All of today's pictures were taken at 
Richard Stanhope Pullen donated 66.33 acres of farmland to Raleigh for use as a park.  He called it an old cow pasture red and rocky. Pullen Park recently reopened after a two year
The next picture is of the climate controlled
 which is home to our

Please click on the video below to here today's song
 On a Carousel by The Hollies
 Then scroll down
to see all the pictures Mom took of the refurbished carousel
with all it's original animals.

Riding along on a carousel, trying to catch up to you
Riding along on a carousel, will I catch up to you?
 Horses chasing 'cause they're racing. So they ain't so far
On a carousel, on a carousel
 Nearer and nearer by changing horses, still so far away.
People fighting for their places just get in my way
Soon you'll leave and then I'll lose you
Still we're going around, on a carousel, round and round and up 
down, up, down, up, down too.
 As she leaves, she drops the presents that she won before.
Pulling ducks out of the water, got the highest score.
 Now's my chance and I must take it, a case of do-or-die
 On a carousel, on a carousel round and round and round and round
round  and round and round with you
Up, down, up, down, up, down, too

Note: the below picture is of kittehs with fishes in their mouths
 Riding along on a carousel, trying to catch up to you
Riding along on a carousel, will I catch up to you?
Now we take our ride together
No more chasing her
On a carousel

The carousel features 50 hand carved and hand painted animals.
It was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.  Some of the animals move, some are stationary.
There are 30 horses and 20 other animals including
ostriches, rabbits, cats, pigs, a tiger, a goat and a lion.
 Many, many years ago the music for the carousel came from this beautiful
Wurlitzer. Today the music is automated.
Mom told me that at least four generations of her's and Dad's family have ridden on this
carousel.  She told me my human sister used to call it the round, round when she was a wee kitteh.
Thank you for visiting us today.
Hugs Madi and Mom


  1. What a beautiful carousel! The kittehz with fishies were adorable! Our Mommy thought the song and post went together purrfectly.

  2. That is the most beautiful, and colorful, carousel we have ever seen! We love all the different kinds of animals especially the cats with the fish. Mommy was reading the rules of the carousel and got the giggles at the last rule. I can't think of a better song for this post, plus we love the Hollies!

  3. Wow... did you see the cats in that carousel... Spectacular.

    Have a great day, Madi and Mom.

    pawhugs, Max

  4. Wow.....what an awesome, incredible, carousel. I'm really glad you shared these wonderful photos. And the song just couldn't be more perfect. 1968....what a year for music. You two, as always, do a 'bang-up' job of theme songs!! Fantastic.

    And, as I say to myself so many times each Thursday, but never really convey it to y'all....thanks for playing along and giving us great entertainment for the day!!!

    Mine this week is:

    'LADY' in RED

  5. That is one awesome carousel! We never saw one with kittens! Super duper post Madi!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  6. That is a real treasure! I've never seen cats on a carousel before. I love them!

  7. oooooh.....a Carousel!! My momma loves them, and thinks they is so beautiful, and this one especially!

  8. What a neat place! And lots of cool kitties. It must've been made just for you. :)

  9. Surely a wonderful piece of history. And it's very well preserved!


  10. That is a wonderful carousel, with bright colors for the children to enjoy!
    Reading the lyrics I could hear the Hollies singing that song! LOL
    Perfect theme song for today!!

  11. Wow....those are beautiful!Why no picture of you?

  12. That is a beautiful carousel and the song was perfect for the pictures. Happy Birthday to Hootin' Annie.

  13. That carousel is fantastic and the animals are so beautifully painted...I'd like to ride that gray cat!!!

  14. They have a restored carousel where Bailey and Trevor is AWESOME! Love the pics and the song....thanks for sharing!

  15. You did really well with the pictures!! We saw a beautiful carousel last time we were in Canada.

  16. We have a caroousel in our mall, but it is nothing compared to this one. It is so beautiful. It is great that such an iconic carousel could be restored and housed in a nice place for generations to come to enjoy.

    I had not heard the song before, but I like it. It is the perfect song for your pictures and the story of the carousel.

    Nice Job!

  17. Cool photos=love the carousel!...We enjoyed your snoopervising in the kitchen yesterday too, lovely Madi=we know your Mommy appreciates it!...Happy day, sweetie...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  18. WOW! That sure is a beauty :) I love Pullen Park and have not been there in many many years. I use to take my self-contained kids and we'd picnic and ride the train. Such lovely memories!

  19. Love the carousel horses, the old ones had such detailed painting. We have seen some worn horses at auctions and wonder where they came from.
    Sweet William The Scot

  20. Wow! That carousel is ah-mazing and oh-so-beautiful! But i don't understand why they have a rule abouts no pets when there's LOTS of animals already in there! Not very fair if you asks me.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  21. Wow, isn't that just a beautiful carousel. Mom says the little grandbipeds would love to ride on it too. Great song, brings back lots of memories to the Momster - those Hollies were just so good.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  22. That carousel is beautiful! We sure would like to ride on those horsies!!


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