For Momma’s new job, she has to co-author a book on a little hamlet called Kings Park. She took a tour with some KP historians a few weeks back and some things that she wanted to show Pops. So, we went along for the ride.
This area used to be a large hospital, but it was all self-contained. The workers lived here, they had their own dairy, their own working farm, a pig slaughter, you name it. People who were institutionalized worked in all the different places. Then in the 1980’s. the doors were closed, the patients were literally kicked out, and now the buildings stand ruined. We just went and visited one little area, but there are over 60 buildings that still stand.
Momma said it was like being in one of those movies – – the ones where there are no more humans alive and nature takes over everything man built. Creepy.
After Momma talked Pops out of sneaking in to the buildings, we hung out in the shade and got some belly rubs.
Creepy, but pretty in a way, eh? You can see all the way to the Long Island Sound. Pops said next time he’s leaving me and Chuck at home so they can sneak in these places. Momma said NO THANKS!