Monday, January 17, 2011

Sledding at James Day Park

While heading out to the grocery store yesterday, I detoured over to James Day Park in Sheffield to see if anybody was sledding. Sure enough, some kids were there having a good time (see photos above). It reminded me of the sledding sequence from It's a Wonderful Life (although the movie urchins had to use shovels as sleds).

It's kind of reassuring to know that kids still enjoy sledding in this day and age of sophisticated entertainment.

As you can see from the above photo, the forest looks denser than ever. Back here, I mentioned that my memories of sledding there included slamming into trees once in a while. That's probably why I can't remember exactly with whom I used to go sledding, or how I even got over there!


Lisa said...

The last time we went sledding at James Day [many many many years ago], our fully loaded toboggan slammed into a tree on the first run. We never went back.

Anonymous said...

Living on the east side of Lorain, there weren't many hills. So, being inventive, we used to be pulled down the street behind Steve Koos Olds 442 using closeline as a tow rope. It was important to remember to drag your feet behind the sled to slow it down when you saw the brake lights go on. Otherwise, your fate was to kiss chrome. The end of the night ended with ice cold feet and untangling the closeline from the rear axel of the car.

Dan Brady said...

At least you were street-sledding in style with that Olds 442! Our family was big on Olds too, with a '64 F-85 and Cutlasses for almost every year from 1968 to 1973!

-Alan D Hopewell said...

I went sledding at James Day once, back in '66; actually, we used sheets of cardboard cut from refrigerator boxes.

Usually, we went to the sanitarium out on 58 to go sledding.