Summer- getting ready for fair, built so much character, no?
What’s really amazing is in 1975, Dad beginning to feel the ills of cancer, Mom keeps things going. She gets everybody to the fair, there were 5 of us showing that year. Not sure why Chet wasn’t, I know that we finally got to decide for ourselves after a certain point. Fair time is crazy. Everyone needs their animals weighed, clipped, washed, fed etc. Not to mention finding white pants in Sept/Oct. But Mom did it. Year in and year out. Even after 1975, Mom continued to have us raise and show animals. I’m pretty certain Virginia showed when she was an FFA member. Mom, you deserve of sooooo much more. I wish I could give it to you!
Of course it doesn’t mean that we loved every minute of it.
Patsy, didn’t you set up some deal with Chet to train your springer heifer one year?