Mary (DiDonato) Femino
My name is Mary and my father worked at Pleasure Island.
I have many fond memories of Pleasure Island. I went there with my dad a lot...I had other ties also... Priscilla Hendrick, Andy DiDonato and Sam Donato are my cousins...
I will never forget the day I went there with my dad.. I think I was about 7 or 8 years old..Priscilla was dressed up like the clown and Priscilla and Sam dressed me up to look like a small version of her...I walked around the park ,pulling a big yellow duck on wheels with her. It was one of the best memories I have.
I remember one of the chimps broke his leg and my dad made him chimp size crutches. I will never forget that..
I have a mug from Pleasure Island that has a sketch of me on one side with my name and on the other side the words Pleasure Island and a sketch of Moby Dick. It makes it so much more special because my cousin Priscilla Hendrick drew it for me at the park..
Oh by the way, I remember Walter Sherman very much! I know he seemed gruff but I remember him very fondly. He was always nice to me (and I was there a lot!) and he was a very good friend of my father's....
I am so glad I saw this site...... Please let me know if you would like my mug for the collection or at least a picture of it... Thanks,
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