Sunday, September 30, 2007

And I thought I had a bad weekend

I was complaining to VolMom about my weekend being ruined by faulty merchandise from Ikea. And it was. And trust me - there will be more on that later. But then my mother told me that Gracie Henson had fallen from the top of the ferris wheel at the fair in Lawrenceburg on Friday - and that kind of put the whole thing in perspective.

Gracie is a childhood friend of my mom's and was her next door neighbor for many years. You hear about these carnival of horrors things almost as urban myth. I never really expected to know someone this happened to.

She's hurt, but according to news sources is "resting" at Vanderbilt hospital. My mother reported that she'd been riding it with her four year old grandson, who of course was left alone in the seat after she slipped out.

I expect I've taken my last ferris wheel ride.


furrow said...

I like roller coasters, but ferris wheels scare the bejeezus out of me. I will be in charge of riding rides with our child(ren), as B is scared to death of them all. But after hearing about this and the story of the on a ride at a park this summer, I may chicken out, too.

I hope Mrs. Henson comes out of this all right.

garden plants fan said...

I go to ikea all the time and have got a lot of faulty items funny.