Sometimes it’s just quite cozy to be at the fair on a rainy day…
Lots of cards, lots of eats, lots of laughs.
In the background a steady beat from the concert being played up in the rafters of the old tin roof.
No heat, no lines, no pressure.
Just a rain heavy wind gusting in through the big barn door at the end of the alley.
Droopy, wet ears, cuds being chewed, damp coats not to be avoided. On this show day, it’s okay.
Mud spattered whites and wet sweatshirts. Trough bucket boats.
The overhead speaker is still, the chicken barbecue grates are cold.
Kids dancing, adults skirting the edges of all the newly formed lakes. Who is going in first?
There are twinkles in the eyes and smiles on the lips that are fresh.
Like a cleanse to the soul, it’s a reset for the rest of county fair week.
And a reminder that it’s okay to hunker in and just set for awhile, to enjoy the quiet contentment and kindred spirits that come together on a rainy day at the fair.
Cheers to the day that Washington County Fair closed, 2019!