10/23/09 - posted by Len
I spent countless hours at Playland at the beach as a young teen in the 1950's. The Muni bus would drop me off right at the Funhouse at the manageble cost of a nickel. When money was tight I could spend hours in the Funhouse for a nine cent ticket. I remember a pinball machine in the back of the arcade that was a push-over for winning free replays when abused in just the right way. I was a big fan of Salt-Water-Taffy and loved watching the colorfull mass being worked on the mechanical puller. What a valuable resource it was for keeping a kid occupied and physically exhausted at the end of the day with all that walking about! I am so glad I did not spend my youth sitting in front of the TV/Computor.
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