Tuesday, August 15, 2006

More from Mooreland..

The Mooreland Free Fair has been called the "Biggest Little Fair in Indiana". While I don't know for sure if it's the biggest, I do know it draws some amazing crowds. And it's mostly just people coming to see other people that they might not have seen since last year's fair. Or before.

I was thrilled when someone I hadn't seen for over 40 years stopped by the Libertarian booth and identified himself. Bobby Sears and I were good friends back at Millville Grade School, but we had been out of touch since the 6th Grade, when consolidations sent us to different junior highs.

Friends we were, but there was one point of contention that always seemed to culminate in an argument or a wrestling match. Bobby's father was a salesman for Moorman's Feed, which several of the local farmers used for their livestock. The Bell's, however, were staunch and faithful Purina Chow users, and many a recess was spent sharing taunts and jeers about which company made the best gilt supplement.

If the truth was told, I doubt that there was a nickel's worth of difference in the feeds, but we were honor bound to defend and support the choices our fathers had made. Kind of like the workers over at the Republican and Democrat booths.


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