Sunday, June 27, 2010

Back in time

Fingers sticky with the pink residue of spun sugar

The smell of cow dung hangs in air that hums with the twang of the Dixie Chicks

Hips stuffed into daisy dukes too tight


Teenagers gitty with new found freedom

A kiss stolen on the ferris wheel.

Only 25 cents a throw folks, step right up!

Mama can I have it please?

A faded Metalica T-shirt stretched wide over a middle age belly

Turkey legs and pickles on a stick

Cheap stilettos and cowboy boots

Sunburned shoulders and crying babies

A child's eyes wide gazing at Bessie, the enormous prize pig

Flirty girls in skin-tight jeans and halter tops, clutch plastic cups of Miller Light

Henna Tattoos and Caricatures

Pizza on a stick?

A terrible 80's cover-band

Shrieks of self-imposed fear from rickety ancient carnival rides.

Mama can I have it please?

A laughing toddler marveling at her mylar Spiderman balloon

The sweet aroma of funnel cakes and Kettle Corn


A family photo

An old fashioned pie-eating contest

An elderly woman sits on a bench fanning herself with a park map and sneers at the boys wearing their pants too low and their hats the wrong way.

Free cheese samples in the dairy hall, come and get it!

Blazing sun and lemonade

Mama I said can I have it PLEASE?

A day at the Fair

A memory

Nearly unchanged across decades.

Step right up......


  1. Thank you for visiting Mama's Little Chick! I love a fair! Can't go to one without having sticky pink cotton candy hands!Goota love those eighties cover bands! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  2. I don't think I ever took you to a fair. Did I deprive you of something important? You did go to Edgefest with me - now I remember. I feel better now! I think I will turn out to be the lady on the bench sneering at Pants on the Ground!

  3. P.S. Since you said "Please" you may have it. What do you want?

  4. Remember the Minnesota State Fair?? Nothing could top that!!!! Don't they serve beer on a stick?