The fair was great fun but it wasn't without it's stresses and challenges. The line of stands beckoning games of chance were the gauntlet every kid had to navigate through at some point. The week just wasn't complete without winning a prize and winning the big stuffed animal could make a kid's childhood complete. It didn't matter how much allowance was on the line, you had to win something to carry home as a trophy of conquest from the Midway. You couldn't help but be pulled in by the prizes dangling from the ceiling and sides of each stand. All one would have to do, is defy the Laws of Physics, and you could walk off with treasure! Darts were my game one-year and when the balloon popped and the hidden prize tag revealed a big stuffed dolphin, I was king for the rest of the week! It ranks right up there with graduating from college, my wedding, and the birth of my two kids! It was quite an accomplishment! Again... Wow!
Thanks for helping create the memory Aunt Lois! I think of you every time we go to the fair, especially during the parade, when the Warwick band passes by and we jump out of our chairs to clap and cheer!