Small Town Life…

County Fair

A rain free night full of vehicle demolishing and car smashing fun was featured at the 4-H Fairgrounds Saturday for a capacity crowd inside the main arena as 38 drivers competed in four categories for trophies, prize money and bragging rights.

Welcome to small town America. I have lived in it for much of my six plus decades on this earth. I want to thank my local paper for the photo and the words above. I live just north of a town of 2214 people.  At least that is what the sign says coming into town.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.

For my town and many small towns here in the Midwest the county fair is the highlight event of the year. It is where you go to say a quick “hi” to those few folks that you don’t encounter on a regular basis.  The county fair is the highlight of the year and the demolition derby is the highlight of the fair. We didn’t attend the smash-a-rama this year; it was just too hot for us “old” folks so we left it up to all the teens to cheer for their favorite drivers. From the looks of all the pictures in the paper it was a good one.  I don’t know who won but that really doesn’t matter. I don’t know what it is about watching people smash into each other that gets so much attention? 🙂

Cheers was a TV show that was popular during the late 1980’s and one of the phrases that was prominent in the theme song was “where everybody knows your name”. Well, that is pretty much the definition of small town life.  I understand there are those carousers around that don’t like everyone knowing their name but for everyone else it just makes life a little more friendly and enjoyable.

As another old time TV jingle goes  “Green Acres is the place for me”….