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May 30, 2007

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Cheryl Kennedy

Loved the story by Linda Coletta. It brought back many fond memories of my younger days at Rocky Point and later became a yearly trip (all the way from Burrillville!) for me, my son and his friends on his birthday. Thank you Linda and the movie staff for giving me cause to reflect on such happy days!

Suzanne Glucksman

Reading Ms. Coletta's reflections on Rocky Point, certainly brought back many happy memories for me, my husband and my sons. My husband fondly remembers the hot summer days when, as a little boy, he and his mother would ride the bus to cool off in the salt-water pool at Rocky Point. As a family, our memories encompass many a Saturday or Sunday afternoon spent in the kiddie park and,then, as our children grew tall enough to enter the "adult" area to enjoy the roller coaster, bumper rides, fun house, "whip" and water rides, etc. Playing the games was always a challenge and we ended up with many stuffed animals, key rings, balls and what-not as a result. Thank you, Linda Coletta, for providing us with fond memories. The last line of her story was the most telling! Suzanne Glucksman

Gail Harrison

Thank you, Linda, for bringing back so many fond memories of Rocky Point Park. Your story helped me remember those family outings when my mother, my grandparents, and I would walk around the park, take in a few rides (my mom and I particularly enjoyed the Scrambler) and then settle in at the Shore Dinner Hall for chowder, clam cakes and watermelon. And years later, I would bring my sons to the park on those hot summer evenings, feel the cool bay breezes, and watch them climb on the rocks and look for fish among the shallow pools between the rocks. By the time we would bring them home, they were ready for bed. I wish the park had survived so I could introduce my future grandchild to the charm and beauty of this piece of Rhode Island history.

Talleyho

Wonderful articles....brings back great memories ! Well done .

Joseph DeLorenzo

My company did all the stages for all the entertainment on the midway and the palladium. I spent many a summer at the park with David Casioli, general manager, Henry Vara, and Jimmy Callahan, co-owners. My kids worked at the park, and I have many photos and info----

LINDA FOLCARELLI

LINDA, GREAT ARTICLE. BRINGS BACK SO MANY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. ROCKY POINT WAS THE DISNEYLAND OF OUR CHILDHOOD. WE LOOKED FORWARD TO GOING ON SUNDAYS, WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, TO THE SHORE DINNER HALL FOR THE BEST CHOWDER AND CLAMCAKES AND THEN THE REST OF THE DAY AT THE PARK. I GUESS ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END.

Bob Arruda

Great article!
Thank you Linda for wrighting it.

RENEE DESROSIERS

Linda I remember rocky point me and my friends spent every day there when i was a kid. That was our hang out and u know what its terrible that they took it maybe just maybe if they had another rocky point then the kids of today wouldnt be getting in trouble like they do now! I remember watching the rocky horror pic show every sat night over there! the food the rides the friends and laughs! I miss it all! U have touched the inner child in all of us rocky point lovers for all that have been there even if it was just once know what linda says is true! this story touches memories in us all. while reading ur story i found myself standing in line for the flume waiting to ride lol! thank you for bringing all the old memories back!! Maybe this story will touch someone new into rebuilding our old rocky point!! lol we can only hope!

Sheila Amaral

Loved the story! My fondest memories of Rocky Point are the chowder & clamcakes and the sweet, juicy watermelon...mmmmm, can taste it now! My favorite amusement was the Not so horrible, House of Horrors. The scariest thing about that place was all the gum and other things stuck on the walls!! My kids never really got to share in the joy!

Gail LaFlamme

Thanks for the memories Linda. I'm crying like I just lost my best friend as I read your article and remember the weekly visits and supper consisting of chowder and clamcakes. I feel bad for the kids today that will never experience Rocky Point.

Scott

What a great well written story. I only wish my kids had had the opportunity to have a local amusement park.

ralph zompa

Linda really love this article . It brought back many memories of my youth and childhood friends. I remember my favorite ride being The Music Express. I still remember that Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" was playing at the ride while I was on it.To this day everytime I hear this song I think of Rocky Point.
I also remember the clamcakes and sitting on the rocks and at the same time feeding seagulls. Ahhh the memories......

Tony Tony Tony

Linda that was a great story, everything you touched base on rang so true and I could see my childhood past like it was ysterday. Thank you Linda.
Tony Tony Tony.

anthony

Rocky Point was a great place.I loved the bumper cars,roller coaster and the flume. I cant forget the flume , after all I broke my teeth on that ride.I loved the "chowda" and clam cakes,so good, especially the red,yum,yum.A lot of great time,those were the days.

Carla Caputo

Linda

It was great to reminisce to your recollection of Rocky Point. It brought back great memories of when my children were young, actually even when I was young. Well done.

Arlene

Linda, thank you for your lovely story about Rocky Point, you brought back so many memories. I remember goint there as a little girl, with my mother and father, as a teenager on a date, then with my sons. Thanks again for so manny good memories.

Bob Faris

Great story Linda, I always
knew you would be a published author.

Joe Legros

Linda,
Thank.s for the trip down memory lane.I can remember my last time their with my two son's.We went on freefall 13 times.

Frank P

Linda,
I read the story and did have some exciting child moments as you visited each area of the park so precise. I remember as a child I couldn't sleep the night before I was going due to excitement. The concerts, shore dinner hall, arcade and of course the flume. As small as this state is with so much in it...Rocky Point was the same. These new bigger parks will NEVER compare to what we had as kids. Thank you again !
- Frank

Matt Dragon

I remember all the good times as a kid at Rocky Point. Thanks for the good memerories.

Michelle Lanciaux

Linda:

This is a great story, it brings back so many childhood memories. Almost every Sunday when the weather began to warm up,my grandparents would take me and my cousins to Rocky Point. Sometimes it was to ride the rides other times it was just to get the chowder and clamcakes. No matter which reason we were there, it was always a great time.

Donna (Dragon) Morrone

Linda, I saw you in the Rocky Point Movie and I was surprised to see you. The documentary brought back such great memories--I loved it all! I am going to buy the movie on DVD so that I can flashback to my younger days at good ole' Rocky Point whenever I want to!!!! I also love your story "So long to the Rocky Point Sign!!!

Ed Bowser

Linda, I saw you in the documentary "You must be this high" and read your story about Rocky Point. I was instantly transported back to a simpler time in my life... and yours. Life is good. Thanks for the time we shared many years ago and thanks for the memories. I am living in Quincy, MA. Eddie B.

Cathie Cooke

Linda, You were right on the money with every word.
We were blessed to have experienced Rocky Point in our childhood years. Nothing could come close to compare with the Shore Dinner Hall and Rides side by side and especially having the park so close to our homes. It was our play yard.

DONNA R.

THANK YOU LINDA FOR BRINGING BACK MY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. I ONLY WISH MY GRANDCHILDREN COULD SHARE THE HAPPY TIMES I EXPERIENCED THERE WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS..I GUESS ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END. THANK YOU BRINGING THE MEMORIES BACK.

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