Thursday, October 30, 2008

State Fair

Through our History Club we were able to help at the State Fair this year. We were asked to come in historical clothing and walk around the 'Village of Yesteryear'... the idea was for us to advertise and draw spectators into the building. We had a wonderful time! We love visiting the Village of Yesteryear ourselves and we are used to staring public... from our living history experiences! It was funny, though... some parents were telling their kids "look, here come the pioneers!" and another man said "oh how cute! It's little house! You look like Laura!" and still other explained to their children that we were Amish! It is the little things like this that make me glad that I have a hand in educating the public... even a little bit! So, if we are invited again next year I hope to have a button or something saying 'Visit the Village of Yesteryear'!

We went with Lora, Wesley and Hope... and Mark met us there at lunch time. The roasted corn on the cob was delicious. After we walked and walked and saw all we wanted to see.. and Amelia had her cotton candy and Daniel his candy apple.... we headed home. For supper we stopped at Pizza Hut... still in our Civil War clothing. So fun.

Alex munching on Kettle Corn...
Wesley, Daniel, Maggie and Amelia watching the blacksmith... Daniel and Maggie watched for a good part of an hour... the blacksmith made Daniel and nail, now one of his treasures. Hope and her beautiful hair blending in with the Autumn air...

Lora and I in our Lucy Amelia bonnets...they were so nice against the wind! I suppose they made people think of Laura Ingalls....
Daniel and Alex looking at the insect displays in the education building...

Here Amelia plays with a new toy... a Whimmy Diddle or something like that. I remember Aunt Corie always had one in a basket of toys when I was little and went to see her...
Here I am with Mrs. Elaine... our History Club Director... at the Library. The day before we went to the fair, we did a Civil War Civilian demonstration for the History Club... the same day of our anniversary celebration. There was a live chess game going on, Civil War v/s Revolutionary War!

2 comments:

Hope said...

I HAD SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!
-Hopecitia

eformanator said...

Great article
Thanks for all your hard work this year for HUH.
love you
Elaine