Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Mom and her Sister at Noah's Ark Ride at Cedar Point
The rather grainy snapshot above is a picture of my mother, Joyce Parker Orshoski, and her younger sister Sally in front of the Noah's Ark attraction at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio in the mid to late 1940s. From 1925 to 1955, my great grandfather Leroy Parker was one of the several area men who ran the Concourse Amusement Company which operated concessions at Cedar Point. Leroy and Ada's grandchildren had the opportunity to visit Cedar Point in the summer many, many times. When relatives came back to Sandusky for a visit, of course Cedar Point was one of the favorite places to visit. Grandpa Roy and Grandma Ada had a small cottage at Cedar Point, so when the little ones got tired from the excitement of the amusement park, they could go back to the cottage for a snack or a much needed nap!