Monday, March 27, 2017

County Fairs -- The Sights, Sounds, and Smells


Cousin Neal Jackson; of Cincinnati Ohio came to visit our family one year, after school was out .

Hitching a ride with his parents, to get there  .

 During the visit, I remember us going to the "Laurel County Fair".

Which happened to be the first time to a County Fair for either of us.

The Fair, was taking place in a field, behind the Cardinal Court Motel, of South London Kentucky.

Neal and I walked a good five miles to get there, from our home.

Stopping only to rest occasionally a long the way.

There’s a certain vibe to a state or county fair that simply doesn’t exist anywhere else.

 The sights, sounds and,the smell of (grass crushed) by peoples footsteps.

The mingled aroma of cattle, horses,  and poultry.

Games of skill”  hardly anyone ever wins at,  laughter, of children sharing the merry-go-round,  and  a  lighted  Ferris Wheel tall enough to catch your attention up on arrival.

A lot for a country boy and a city boy to comprehend .

We did as much as we could with our two dollars .

 But it fell  well short of our inquisitive minds.

County fairs like the one Neal and I visited during summer vacation, are getting harder to find anymore.

Such a shame.

Fairs are an enormous stress-reliever, and much more fun than sitting at home.

Anyway that's the way Cousin Neal and I felt about our first visit to a County Fair !

Until Next Time.    God Bless.

My Meditation by, Coleman

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