At the Fair

My pal Jenise talked me into going to the fair last night; that’s one of her pictures of the fine fowl on display there. At least by the evening the heat had abated somewhat and once the sun went down, things were actually comfortable. We ran into people we knew very quickly (yes, even me!). Jenise and Mary tried very hard to resist the Bengal kitties, which did look like miniature leopards. We ate unhealthy food (no fried dough for me), looked at a wide variety of livestock — one of the horses had a sign, “Friend me on Facebook” so the fair ain’t what it used to be. Nonetheless, I felt like an extra in Oklahoma! walking around the barns and the midway.

This morning it was so humid, mist rose right off the surface of the lake and wrapped the trees in diaphanous white gauze. I kept an eye peeled for Avalon, but nothing appeared through mist but ducks. Another hot day today: thinking of gazpacho, thanks to José mentioning it on Facebook.


  1. I always look forward to fair season. I love the fairs!BTW, I like the new design at the Mangrove Legacy.

  2. K. A. Laity says:

    Thanks, Cranky — feedback helps! I stumbled across a picture that really looks good against the background and fits the ambiance nicely.Fairs are a weird thing in this time: the youngster along with us complained "there's no wifi!" but was excited about seeing the exotic chickens. It's weird that chickens have become exotic!

  3. Love the picture of the exotic chicken. Not like the ones I've had in my backyard.And maybe I should let my horse friend that horse on Facebook. What a hoot.

  4. K. A. Laity says:

    What?! Your horse doesn't have a Facebook page yet? Do you limit computer time in the stables?;-)

  5. "Wibur! My Blackberry can't get connectivity!"

  6. K. A. Laity says:

    LOL – does the equine Blackberry feature ginormous buttons?

  7. I have many fond memories of the Altamont Fair. We went every year when I was a child. We would head up on a Friday with a cooler full of sandwiches (my mother made these sandwiches better for this event than she did for the rest of the year) and a day of rides, livestock and handwriting analysis (my favorite part). Thank you for the brief trip down memory lane!

  8. K. A. Laity says:

    I'm so glad it gave you a pleasant trip down memory lane. It was for me a bit, too. We used to go to the Ionia Free Fair most summers and sometimes down to the State Fair near Detroit.

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