- Posted July 22, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Vintage theme parks
Riverview Park 1957
In 1957, my older brother Bob who at that time was a Journalism Major at Northwestern University's Medill School came home and asked my Mom if he could use me for a Photo-Journalism assignment and she agreed and I love her always for that.
The plan was to take me to Riverview Amusement Park in Chicago at night, a spur of the moment kind of thing.
My Mom agreed and I went on an adventure that few kids ever had the chance to experience, Riverview at night without my parents!
My brother bought me a Captain's Hat and I won the tackle box I am carrying around at Bingo. The pictures of me walking down the ramp and on the rollers were in the magical Aladdin's Castle. My mom saved the 8 x 10 glossies all these years to my great happiness.
To this day, I remember that night vividly, an excursion into fantasy.