3V1265.01 Fireman’s Bazaar: a broken heart for Daddy (7/10/81)

This evening the three children and I went to the fair. Robby and Miriam disappeared instantly and left me with Peggy. We watched some square dancers then sauntered over in the direction of the merry go round. Peggy’s eyes lit up and she asked if we could go on it.

I bought two tickets and when it next stopped put her on the horse of her choosing. She broke my heart then — I asked if she wanted me to ride with her and she said “No,” she wanted to ride by herself. I advised her to hold on tight and stepped back, consoling myself that she could ride twice as much by herself and that I will have my turn again, with Kate.

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