This blog is a collection of stories on the ordinary days of today and a documentary of the days of the past. Thank-you for reading and allowing me to share. Enjoy your ordinary days and hopefully the bits and pieces of mine will resonate with the moments in your lives that bring you happiness.
February 18, 2014: Spencer Fair (my mother's musings)
Contributed by Mary (Pick) Wagner
Everyone loved the Clay County Fair and our
kids were no exception. This photo helped capture the fond memories of that
afternoon. Mark remembers Rich driving and Kathy taking the picture, and the
fair being fun and thinking it was huge; Matt recalls Rich really liking the silver White tractors with CAT
engines; Kathy bought incense and polished rocks for Sandy who was feeling
special to have an aunt and uncle take them to the fair.
But there’s more to this story. Unknowingly, my mother scared the daylights
out of me when she left a message at the Omaha NE motel where Jim & I were
staying for the weekend, to call her. Much
to their liking, our kids were staying on the Pick grandparent’s farm on Sunday
and in town with the Wagner grandparents on Monday. Always in good hands with never a worry, I
thought to myself “This can’t be good.” Mom, sensing anxiety in my voice,
reassured me nothing was wrong; she only wanted our permission for Richard and
Kathy (my brother and sister) to take “the children” to the Spencer Fair that
afternoon. It was a good day indeed.