Sunday, December 16, 2012

I'm Baaaaack

Several years ago, my wife and I had a food booth at the Tri-State Fair in Amarillo, Texas.  Our main item was elephant ears, a yeast dough that was rolled or pressed out and deep fried and then powdered with powdered sugar.  We also had German sausage on a stick, sausage sandwiches, nachos, limeades, and soft drinks.  We did this for about 20+ years.  It was really a lot of fun until we got to old to keep up with all the long hours.  We would start about 9 am and close around 12 pm, then two hours to clean up.

The carnival was directly behind our booth.  ever so often I had (or took the time) to wander around the ground to check out our competition to see their products and prices.  Many time I would look at the exhibits and different show (free ones of course).  There was one particular attraction that really caught my attention, I would go to see it every chance I got (which was usually once a day).

This was a dunking booth where people would pay good money to throw balls at a target in order to dunk this clown in a tank of water.  Simple enough, huh.  There was one hitch, the clown was really irritating.  He would insult the clients, calling them names, telling them how ugly or fat they were, how lousy a thrower they were, on and on.  Nothing was off limits.  Some would just laugh at him, but a lot would get so angry, they would spend a great deal of money to dunk him.  Of course, they would be so angry, they could throw straight.  This was his objective.

When he took a break or left for the evening, I wondered if he had to have a escort from the premises or not.  He would climb back on his platform returning to work after the break or the next day.  After he got settled on the platform, in a high shrill, irritating voice shout "I'm Baaaaaack".  The games were on.

Well I hope I am no irritating when I say I'm baaaaack.  It has been a little over a year since my last blog.  I had someone ask why I wasn't writing anymore.  I wasn't sure that anyone was reading my blogs and this is hard work, trying to find new and interesting things to say.  This person assured me that he read them and even was now checking to see if I had written.

Well I am not an educated, nor smooth author.  I don't have many original thoughts (after all every thing I know I learned from someone else).  The Bible even says that there is nothing new under the sun.  I do try to write using my own interpretation in my own words.  Some may sound like the word of others, but some of us think the same thought. I am not sure how often I will write but will try at least once a month.  The key word is try.

So if you read my blog, I would really like for you to comment on it so I will know if anyone is reading.  You may or may not agree with me, I may even make some upset with me, but that is o.k., comment and let me know.

If you don't agree with me, you have the right to be wrong if you want.  (lol)

May you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year

1 comment:

  1. meant to post sometime back... Glad your blogging again, I read them all :-)
    -rich b.