Monday, August 15, 2011

Memory Monday.....State Fair

I have always been a "fair" person.  When I was around ten years old and in the 4H club at school......I made a dress and entered it in the fair.   It won 1st place and I recieved ten dollars.  A child at that time with ten dollars was rich.  I was rich!  I remember the money stayed in my posession for a long long time, but for the life of me, I can't remember what I did with it.   The dress is still vivid in my mind.....  it was plaid and had a V neck.   That has been many moons ago, but I am still taking my "wares" to the fair.  This week I took ten items.  Every year I think about the dress that won ten dollars.  The fair has always been a part of my life.   Have you ever entered anything in the fair?


Rose said...

Clara, I was hoping you would have a memory...I have never entered anything in the fair. But we always took our kids to them...they loved going and seeing the animals.

Hope you get time to post more often...even if it is just to say what you are doing...I come and check every so often...I need to get back to finishing reading your blog...I started at the beginning and came a long way forward...then got started going back from the beginning...I saw your quilt blocks...was going to comment on them and just never got it done.

W. Latane Barton said...

Yes, after my husband retired from the Navy and we finally got settled in one place I entered lots of things in the fair nearly every year. Got blue ribbons, red ribbons, and a lot of No Ribbons. hehe. It was fun.