…state fair


…a lumberjack tossing a double-bladed axe high and wide…a one-man-band player with nine cords and a New York attitude…the Gyros man, not Greek, serving piping-hot pita-delights…a Pharmacy technician selling imodium under the grandstand…a woman hawking glittering new bathtubs…the Master Gardener showing off a fragrant row of heather and thyme…two fifteen year old girls from Lexington modeling T-shirts announcing “Free Hugs,” in a crowd of thousands of strangers…a ten year old boy lead by a wayward goat running along a paved walkway cluttered with slow-walking seniors…a middle aged man dancing with a walking stick, “singing in the rain”…Trace Adkins belting out a song as a fifteen year old dressed in all black tries out chords on his guitar, making up a song in the dimming light of the dying daylight…

…as pelting drops threaten to soak flyers and figures…a family of six rushes under a canopy, only to find themselves emerging as a healed, reunited family- after years of strife….an Afghan war veteran, in tears, recalling “the things I cannot forget,” decides to make a life-changing decision…a small town mayor starts collecting food for the poor, while sitting on the front porch of a museum…a state employee shares with a debt-ridden man how he can buy properties for as low as five dollars from the state government…small miracles in the making…

…just another day at the West Virginia State Fair…

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About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur- this side of Tir Na N'Og- living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley, store-made soda bread resembles an inedible Irish megalith, and Kerrygold is only found hidden like a luck penny in the belly of Kroger. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from thelostkerryman.wordpress.com, talesinastrangerstrangerland@wordpress.com, everydayasadisciple@wordpress.com, and mrandmrsboring.wordpress.com are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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