One of the best times of the year here in the Dallas area is October. The weather is bearable, and in fact pleasant after the high heat of summer. It’s also when the Texas State Fair takes place and it’s always an enjoyable event. Lots of good food, music, rides, demonstrations, and it makes for a long but fun-filled day.
The Texas State Fair has always been known for it’s fried food. Every year there’s a competition for the best fried concoction, and we have tasted fried twinkies, fried jello, fried beer, fried coke and fried banana split. If it’s edible or drinkable, it’s probably been fried at the fair.
Well this morning a long standing icon of the fair, Big Tex got fried. Big Tex is situated in the center of Fair Park, and he talks. Typically it’s a very deep “Howdy, welcome to the State Fair of Texas”….
Apparently an electrical short started the fire, and all that’s left is Big Tex’s wire frame. With only three days left in the fair it’s a sad time here in the Dallas area. Fay and I took the grandkids a couple of weeks ago, and I know they will be sad to hear of his demise. I feel certain however that Big Tex will be back next year….bigger and better. That’s just the way they do things here in the Lone Star state.
GREAT POST FROM JOHN WINTER
You all know how much I enjoy John Winter’s blog, and I know I keep referring you all to it. His latest post is another example of why I do that. Be sure to check out the German POW camp, and sign up for his updates. Never a bad one….