Thursday, July 24, 2014

Back in Time - Visiting the Fair

Rosa S.
Fremont County Fair
Riverton, WY
approximately 1977 or 1978
My mother loved touring the animal barns at the County Fair, and of course, some of the animals appreciated the rubs and scratches she gave them.

Mom must have had something special planned for the evening because she has her hair in curlers. (Remember the brush curlers that were secured with pink pins?) She is shown in the following photo with two grandchildren, my sister Marilyn's children. They came to Wyoming during the summer to work on Grandma Rosie's farm for a few years.

Dwight M., Grandma Rosie, Brenda M.
Fremont County Fair
Riverton, WY
approx. 1977 or 1978
The County Fair starts next week, and I'll make the circuit through the animal barns offering scratches and ear rubs - the cycle continues.

Do you visit the animal barns when you go to the fair?

14 comments:

  1. That is the FIRST place I head. I love the goats, cows and sheep!!!

    Unfortunately, I don't get to many county fairs anymore. I really should make the extra effort to get to the one in Osceola County. I'm guessing they have a pretty big animal contingent. Lots of cattle ranches there.

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  2. Yes indeed I remember the brush rollers and even attempted to sleep in the...what a joke!

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  3. I love this picture of your mom! My mom still uses those rollers when she washes her hair. LOL. We're a fair family - or at least we were. Now that the kids are grown we aren't as involved although I did just receive a phone call yesterday and was asked to judge the indoor sewing exhibits.

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  4. as a kid we never missed the county fair and often went to the Minnesota State Fair too. But in South Dakota most counties don't really have a faiar anymore. But I did enjoy going through the animal barns at the state fair.

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  5. OMG that is a picture of back in time. Dwight and Brenda sure did like spending time with their grandmother..

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  6. Love the picture of your mom! I bet she could give great scratches to the animals. Yes, I well remember brush rollers- wore them myself many years. I think I still have indents from the pink pics!

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  7. What a wonderful picture! I used those brush rollers and my daughters always seemed to have one or two stuck in their bangs. When you go to the fair, give the animals a pat or two for me. I love to pat the sheep and especially alpaca.

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  8. absolutely!!!! I love the barns. We once saw a cow give birth during the fair.
    Take pictures for us

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  9. Yes! I love to see the lammie pies. (as we've called them since childhood) We usually go to the Sonoma County Fair for my BILs birthday but I don't think we can make it this year. :( It has so many kinds of animals!

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  10. yes usually we do this year it was too hot! It must have been a Saturday when that photo was taken, my Mom fixed her hair the same way on Saturdays:)

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  11. You betcha. However haven't gone to any fairs recently. Ours is so small if you blink, you miss it.

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  12. I do visit the livestock portion of the fair. I miss living on a farm.

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  13. I love visiting the animals at the fair.

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  14. i cannot believe that that sweet soul had her rollers in her hair still ..she was going to the fair ..did she forget to take them out i wonder... i love the old photos they tell so many untold stories...

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