Thursday, July 31, 2008

Two-fer - Show and Tell Friday and Garden Bloggers Muse Day

Well, I am trying to put everything together into one blog entry.
I am showing a poem I wrote about a favorite childhood memory - going to the county fair.
Some years I spent most of the week there, with my brother and sis and grandmother.
Did I mention it is the best and largest county fair in the U.S.A.?? Or so I was told...

The Great Darke County Fair by Joyce V.

I learned in school that our school was the best.

Our town the best. Our county, without question, was the best.

Here was The Best farmland, glacier-scrubbed and rich for the plow.

Our fair was not just any fair, it was GREAT.

And as a child, I agreed.

I loved the fair food,

the fried scones dripping with butter and honey,

cotton candy, fudge of every color and flavor.
I loved the parade (always held on Thursday),

with 4-H floats and horses and

bands trooping around the track.

I loved the rides, the noise, the games,

the mysterious mustachioed fat lady.

When my money was spent,

I toured the free exhibits in the Coliseum.

I visited my uncle’s cows,

and my cousin’s pigs in the fair barns.

I studied the quilts, the needlework,

the jars of jam with blue ribbons.

Yes, it’s true; our fair is the Best fair of all.
The biggest, the most fun of all
In my memory, the GREAT Darke County Fair
Lives on forever, superlatives intact.


ceekay said...

When we lived in the Midwest, I was very active in the County Fair. It was soooooo fun. I enjoyed your post and it brought back many happy memories.

Carrie said...

this brought to mind a fair I attended in south Texas years ago. Thanks for sharing your local attraction.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the quilt photo!!!

My Show N Tell is posted, I hope you can stop by sometime today for a visit. Happy Friday!!!

Carolyn gail said...

Great musing, Muum. Thanks for adding your special memory to GBMD.

Cindy said...

I LOVE county fairs and yours sounds like a GREAT one! Mmmm, I could go for some fried dough dusted in sugar right now.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Loved it!! It sounds like the most wonderful fair. Ours came in September, and since my birthday came in Sept. I thought the fair was for me.~~Dee