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....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Sepia Saturday 123

Summer is coming.

May activities and traditions from my little home town in Kentucky.

 This is a photo of School Day at the Washington County Fair c. May 1925. Each class appears to be in costume. "George Washington" is at the right.
This shot was obviously taken from inside of the audience area since there is a pole obstructing the view.
I remember this location very well. 
It was the Gazebo in the center of the horse show arena. The annual horse show was a big deal when I was a young girl.
My grandfather and father raised horses that performed in this  arena.
There was an organ in the Gazebo and a young boy in our town played that organ for years for the show.

I remember attending the fair in the 40s and 50s as an elementary school student.
Photo courtesy of Washington County Kentucky Bicentennial History

I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers:
Of April, May, of June, and July flowers.
I sing of Maypoles, Hock-carts, wassails, wakes,
Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes.

Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
Hesperides (1648)
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Wendy said...

I enjoyed reading your personal memories of the grounds.

Little Nell said...

A lovely memory Peggy anf thank you for the Herrick poem, so apt.

Alan Burnett said...

A perfect Sepia Saturday post. Somewhere on the SS Blog it says "using old images as prompts for new reflections" and your treatment of the May Day theme sums this approach up perfectly.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Thanks for sharing your memories of your little hometown in Kentucky. This girl from the little hometown in Southern Illinois appreciates it!

barbara and nancy said...

What a beautiful celebration. That gazebo is amazing.

Karen S. said...

Oh what a lovely story, and grand time it was!

Postcardy said...

The school children must have really enjoyed going to the fair. I have never been to a county fair, but I always look forward to the state fair.

Bob Scotney said...

These must be fond memories for you, Peggy. Like the Herrick poem.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

What a wonderful picture! It was fun to read about you being there years later and what it was like.

Kathy M.

Titania said...

Beautiful, your dip into memory lane!

Food Smarts said...

I can hear the organ now. How dramatic and interesting to have organ music at this kind of presentation. And an organ was probably pretty expensive. Do you know what happened to the instrument?

L. D. Burgus said...

Great memories prompted from an old photo.