We Met at the Fair!

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http://www.kystatefair.org/index.html

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The Kentucky State Fair was this week in Louisville…

Pretty good weather… a little rain… a little heat…

but, it all says FAIR!  … 11898679_10207321069173929_449170119076491907_n

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Krispy Cream Do-Nut Burgers…

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Entertainment Headliners!…

Tomorrow is the last day… and we haven’t made it yet…

Chemo is not good for Fair going… but, this weekend feeling better…

so maybe tomorrow…

If not… we have many “fond” memories…

This is where I met my husband Bobby14102255_10208814191770031_4862931630132338400_n

You can say “Freddy Farm Bureau” was a match maker!

Bobby was in the US ARMY at Fort Knox, KY…

and me just a “young thing” as he called me…

out of High School for about a year and working at South Central Bell… as a long distance operator…

My friends and I were hanging out at the Fair… taking in the views…

Midway… Foods… Entertainment… Heritage Hall where EVERYTHING is sold…

but…

especially the ARMY EXHIBIT!…

where the young soldiers were sitting on tracksu14839071, tanks, etc. overseeing the equipment  display for the Army base…

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Of course we talked to quite a few of the guys…

They were from out-of-townk23526748 (Bobby from Georgia) and loved talking and of course trying to get a date from some of the local gals…

YES!… that was me!…

I met Bobby… talked… and said I would meet him another night at the barracks where they were staying…

Always we went together with other friends…

I think we much smarter than some of the youth of today…

He had been in uniform evey time I had seen him at the Fair…but, this night he was in civilian clothes…

and as I have told others… Liked him from the beginning…

looks…

southern accent…

but, mainly his talk of his Momma… brothers and sisters… friends…

I knew he was from a wonderful family…

It just showed!…

We married 6 months later  k11051994

We went to visit his family… My first airplane flight… k19057601

returned and found a place to stay for a month until he left…

We only had one month before he was off to Viet Nam…

The rest is history…

He made it home safe…

we had two sons…

bought our first house… and lived happier ever after…

and really we did!…

Of course life threw in a few obstacles… but, being together… has been awesome…

A simple life… but, a loving, fun, happy one…

and all from meeting at the KY STATE FAIR! 13103341_10153712515898002_1719636575778966297_n… 48 years ago!

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “We Met at the Fair!

  1. That is such a lovely happy story – what splendid memories you both must have. I thought we were married soon after meeting but we were a whole 10 months, not quick at all! Sending love to you both. I hope you do manage to get to the last day of the fair but even if you don’t, those memories are perfect. :)

  2. WOW. Your story reads like poetry. It would take me weeks to write such a nice true story about the best part of my life. It is like a beautiful poem. Maybe you can write more stories about your life. You have a way of taking us to the “place where it is happening.”

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