Thursday, August 25, 2005

Fair Time


Tomorrow begins our little town fair: Exhibits and ribbons, craft booths and popcorn, BINGO under the water tower, carnival rides and cotton candy, church dinners and an ice cream social, tractor pulls and Ag Olympics. The early morning fair run, a parade, a band. Livestock and a BBQ. Live music in the park, children playing underneath the stars...

This picture was taken at last year's fair as Meg and Sarah spun in vertical circles in front of me. It was a time to laugh, relax, enjoy. For a small town, it's a big time.

So if I'm silent for a bit.... you'll know why. I'm serving ice cream, hanging photographs for judging and spending time with loved ones.

Please excuse me for a day or two. I have a Ferris Wheel to catch.....

2 comments:

Macromoments said...

Lori, enjoy those small-town moments. I grew up in a town of 5,000 and it has now boomed up to pop. 5600. Some of the old-timers question whether the growth is a good thing or not.

Fair time was magical when I was a girl. I hated the day they packed up the carnival and left.

Michael said...

I LOVE Tractor Pulls! I grew up in a town of 1200 and the Carnival was always the highlight of the summer, right before school started!