(photo taken by Marian Gosset Sparkman from the ferris wheel)
The county fair is always a much anticipated event and this year was no different. I took the girls and one of their friends this year and we met up with two of my sisters and brother-in-law.
I usually do not ride, especially if Alfred is not with me, but I was daring this year. Despite my fear of heights, I rode the big ferris wheel and a few other high rides, though nothing that spins like crazy!
We even caught a little circus show with a high wire act, a lady that spins by her hair, and other daring acts. Overall we had a grand time!
The fair always brings back fond memories for me.
Twenty years ago, before Alfred and I became a couple, I went to the fair with a friend. As we walking around trying to decide what we would ride first, I heard my name. I turned looking to see who it was but thought it must have been for someone else and continued on.
I heard my name again. This time when I turned around to look, I saw Alfred! My heart skipped a beat because he was simply gorgeous! He came up to talk to me and we ended up spending the day talking and getting on rides together.
Yes, I ditched my friend (sorry Louann!), but honestly all I saw was him. It was like we were the only two people at the fair. At the end of the day he gave me a hug and I was on cloud nine!
Four months later we became a couple and have been together ever since...
Sometimes dreams really DO come true! :)