• Life Lately

    Revisiting the Iowa State Fair

    Two weeks ago on Friday, John and I returned to the Iowa State Fair after an absence of four years. Why so long? Up until 2010, we had attended every state fair since we moved to Iowa late in 1991. But in 2010, my father’s health took a turn for the worse, I was recovering from an appendectomy, and John had lost his job. So, we didn’t attend that year, nor the three years that followed. There was always a reason, and for the last two years the reason was the hot, humid weather that is typical of August in Iowa. Two weeks ago, however, the skies were overcast and…