Another Family Vacation at Disneyland by Carolyn Nielson

She watches the spinning purple pinwheel under the shelter of her mother’s large maroon umbrella. Her cabbage head father looks down at his only daughter in his usual insipid way without seeing the joy spreading over her face. It is the last photograph she will have of her nuclear family.

In spite of living in California most of her life, Carolyn Nielson did not visit Disneyland until she was 37. So she often imagines unhappy people in The Happiest Place in the World.
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