The warmer temperatures of this time of year invite creative thoughts of June, July, and August fun as well as reminders of the excitement of the Jersey shore. As a child, I was lucky my grandparents owned a small home near the beach. It provided our family a place to stay, and a young boy more opportunities for distraction than should be allowed by law. I often left home at dawn only to return for food and sleep. For a kid, it was paradise. Happily, many of the activities from 40 years ago still remain, but one practice that is no longer present is the chance to ride the merry-go-round and capture the brass ring.