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The Friday Five for June 19 2020/Just wondering...

Our state fair is a great state fair or so the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical would lead you to believe. Not that we will have much chance this year to attend something but let’s pretend we will be. If you haven’t been to a fair, then substitute a fete, carnival or some other attraction (excluding theme parks) that you’ve attended.

1. When was the last time you went to a state or county fair?
2. Did you try your hand at the midway games?
3. Which of the rides were your favorite, either now or as a kid?
4. Did you ever enter anything into the exhibits? How did you do?
5. What is your best memory that you take from a fair?

1. When was the last time you went to a state or county fair?
2. Did you try your hand at the midway games?
3. Which of the rides were your favorite, either now or as a kid?
4. Did you ever enter anything into the exhibits? How did you do?
5. What is your best memory that you take from a fair?



1. Gosh it’s been a long time. I went to a couple back in Nevada, but the last time I really went was when I was a kid back home. There were too, the Canaan Fair and the Fairley State Fair.

2. I loved the games, even though I was garbage at everything except for the Ping-Pong balls. I bought how more freaking fish that way. And there was always yummy food, like cotton candy and caramel corn. And gallons of lemonade that always tasted a bit metallic.

3. I liked the Ferris Wheel and the carousel, but the rest were too much for me to handle. Even back then I would get motion sick at the drop of the hat. My mom wouldn’t let me go on the ghost train or go into the freak show (that seems so wrong now). I think my dad did slip away for the girlie show with my brother in law and his brothers, though.

4. I never did, but my sister’s mother in law did and always won for her pies and preserves. She had ribbons hanging all over the kitchen. I can remember going to pick berries with her and her telling me to only pick the winning ones. :D

5. Surprisingly enough, I don’t remember the carnival/fair as much as I do other things. We would always have a picnic in the back of my sister’s station wagon and listening to the menfolk talk about animals and tractors or my sister gossip with the women. I often didn't know what they were talking about, but it was always interesting. There would always be some fresh pie for dessert. Around three, we’d climb back into the cars and head home to be there in time for milking. I can remember stretching out on blankets and sweaters in the back of the station wagon with my nephews and doze off listening to who was doing what with whom, who should have won and didn’t or who didn’t and should have. Fun times.
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