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Monday, August 15, 2011
I am so excited that the county fair is almost here ! Over the years we sure have had some good times there. Great food, fun games, fast rides and good entertainment oh the memories.

Anyone who knows me, knows I am crazy about monkeys ! My fascination started when I was about 4. As a little girl my dad would take me to Wilson's Variety Store and in the corner with the birds and the fish they had a monkey. Oh I wanted that monkey so bad, needless to say I never got it, however that has never stopped me from wanting one.

In 2005 my aunt and I were spending the day at the fair , we were getting ready to leave and of course I had to have my cotton candy before heading home. I purchased my blue cotton candy and went to search for a place to sit. Off to the side there was a show going on so we thought we would go check it out.

Well imagine my surprise to find out it was a monkey show. There was the cutest little monkey and boy could he do the tricks. I laughed and giggled as much as the little kids. Near the end of the show they announced they would be taking pictures with your child for $5.00.

The show ended and I sat there. I looked at my aunt and she already knew what I was thinking. I waited til there was 1 child in line and got my 5 bucks and stood in line.
When the guy got to me I handed him my money. He looked all around searching for my child , then looked at me and said " You want to hold the monkey " my reply was you bet.

So I sat down and everyone still standing around was laughing at me, but I didn't care it was a dream come true for me. Now the best part was with all the "other kids" the monkey sat on their shoulders, but I got to hold the monkey I my lap.

So I would like you to meet my friend. Many of you probably already know him. His name is Wilson he was the monkey that was in the first Dr. Dolittle Movie. When it was time to give him back I wanted to pay another $5.00 just so I could hold him and play with him a little longer.

It was the best 5 dollars I ever spent. I have had a lot of good memories at the fair, especailly when my boys were small and we would all go as a family. I have to admit I was feeling a bit blue that my boys now had a life of their own and jobs they had to go to instead hanging out with me at the fair. It turned out to be the best fair ever.

Now there is another thing I can cross off my bucket list. So tell us what your favorite memories of the county fair was.

by: O'Ryans Village


Blogger NITA said...

Such wonderful memories...mine center around my Dad he would get a two week job at the Fair parking cars & use his leave from work...This paid for car tags & teenagers..anyways I was 14 & got to go with him..I had the run of the fair grounds while he was at work...I found out after spending $14 on a stuffed animal to be careful playing the games...and yes Dad gave me more money...we are lunch together & after his shift rode a few rides for free...very fond memories!!!

August 16, 2011 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Connie O said...

It great to have so many fun memories!
We never went to the fair. But every year we would go to Ind Beach Shafer Lake and ride all the rides and swim in the lake. We would together as a family and spend the whole day there!

August 17, 2011 at 3:36 AM  

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