Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sepia Saturday Meet Me at the Fair


PLEASE! Meet me at the Fair!

Are you wondering if you'll enjoy yourself?
I promise, it'll be loads of fun, really.

The fair has all kinds of attractions.  Even wrestlers, performing as only a wrestler can!

So, by now you've guessed what Marilyn (she's still holding Alan's Sepia Saturday above water) has offered as our theme photo for this week!

Sure, "Life's just a merry-go-round.  Come on up. You might get a brass ring."
 - Mae West

If you do, there will be music and bands and plenty of parking.  You'll see!  Just meet me at the east gate okay?

I can't promise that people won't spread a rumor or two about why you couldn't join us at the fair this year!
If you decline.

There are plenty of rides for the young and the older thrill seekers.

"You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a
merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back."
William D. Tammeus

Remember back in the day when we wore our finest dresses too?

Why not meet me at the Merry-Go-Round, just like old times! 

Oh yes, those are heels they're wearing.

"High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead."
Christopher Morley

Of course it wouldn't be a true fair without the 4-H Club being a part of it.
What do the 4 H's stand for?
Head, heart, hands and health.

I wonder what has their attention?

Without a doubt there will be amazing and incredibly lively things waiting to be seen at the fair, like every year!

If you don't mind can we skip packing a picnic basket and having to head back to the car for every refreshment or snack!  They have so many trendy and delicious new things on a stick this year too!

If it's a wild ride you're looking for....

how about the Coaster Dips?
....only if you dare.
Sometimes, without the diligent care of skilled laborers
things could grow terribly wrong....

They work hard at keeping things running smoothly at the fair.

In this photo they are supplying the power for the old fashioned

Well, as always even good things must come to an end.
I plan on viewing the live snake show last.
I hope you catch their act, it's wildly-creepy!

As always Sepia Saturday has more wonderful posts right here


Wendy said...

You have captured all the wonder and excitement of going to the fair. I love the Mae West quote as well as the high heels one.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

as always karen, great sepias!!
love the walk through the fair...the roller coaster...merry go round!

i don't even remember going to a fair as a kid...not til i had my own kids...and took THEM to the fair!

fun post!!

Little Nell said...

This was one of your best rides Karen! Those old pictures are what Sepia Saturday is all about, and I love the quotes. The one about the child waving set me thinking - so true. I have written it down as I may use it myself for something.

Steve Gravano said...

Great job Karen. Those old photos are so much fun to look at and your captions are great!

Bob Scotney said...

What a fine collection of old photos of fair rides. Superb, karen.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Karen, it was just like being there! That roller coaster looks scary, but I love all the details on the little car ride.


Kathy M.

Filip and Kristel said...

Great pictures, it looks totally different than in the present time.


sage said...

I like your quotes and photos--especially the quote on the origins of high heels!

CameraCruise said...

Great post, love your photos and text.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope you're having a great weekend.

Queen Bee said...

Fun fair photos and great quotes, especially the one about waving to your child on the carousel - it's so true! My favorite pics are the carousel and the roller coaster. I'm ready to head to the fair now for some cotton candy and to ride the roller coaster. :)

Annmarie Pipa said...

how fun!! the pictures are really amazing...lots to compare and think about!!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Delightful trip down memory lane

Titania said...

Karen you have organised a fantastic fair, love the photos and the conversations, it is just like I was there. My favourites, the two old ladies...nothing has changed! Or just a little bit... thanks for reminding me, everything went a bit helter skelter. Managed now to upload the videos.

Sharon said...

A very enjoyable post Karen. Full of great photos. I especially like the merry go round picture showing the ladies fashion of the day.

Mike Brubaker said...

What a great ride, can we go again? Love the medley and of course the band in action photo is perfect.

JosephAlsarraf said...

Lol! I wouldn't want to ride on the dips either, I get scared if the guy doesn't pull the right lever....
I think i'd rather go see the snake pit, much safer! : )

barbara and nancy said...

I loved all the fair photos and the quotes. That roller coaster pic is my favorite. It looks like it was constructed of thousands of toothpicks. Very scary indeed.

Postcardy said...

I want to ride in one of those little cars. (I have a photo of myself as a child riding in a little car somewhere.)


Better late than never, I say!!
A thoroughly enjoyable journey and yes, let's meet at the park, but no wild rides for me. Maybe a couple of treats on sticks as I'm [somewhat] hungry now, and maybe try winning some plushy toy for my cats. And the merry go round, of course!! Oh, perhaps not, still too dizzy...


Almost forgot:
Love the Morley quote!!
As I prefer tall guys myself, I don't wear high heels like ladies would, but thick soled boots do help when you're only 5'11"...