WELCOME ~
AUTUMN~ GLORIOUS AUTUMN IN ALL IT'S SPLENDOR AND MAJESTY!

My very favorite time of year...The leaves and such are dying, but for me personally,
I become completely alive this time of year, especially in the mountains!!
I just love everyone and every thing a bushel and a peck in the Fall!!!!

Come sit a spell, and enjoy some real life stories, recipes, poems, musings
and so much more for your pleasure.
I hope you will enjoy every second, and that you will be blessed here.

I WANT TO ADD THAT THIS WAS WRITTEN AS I REMEMBER IN 2007 WITH SOME OF THE POSTS WRITTEN BEFORE ... AT THE TIME I HAD LOST MY DARLING HUSBAND BART TO A BRAIN TUMOR IN 2004 .. WE WERE IN MINISTRY TOGETHER (HEART TO HEART CHRISTIAN CHURCH) AND WE HAD BEEN MARRIED ALMOST 35 WONDERFUL GOD FILLED YEARS ... I THEN WAS SO BLESSED TO MEET MY JOE IN A PRAYER ROOM IN CHRISTIAN MINGLE .... ALSO AN ORDAINED MINISTER.. WE MINISTERED MANY PLACES AND WE DID ART SHOWS WHERE WE SHOWED OUR JEWELRY CREATIONS AND JOE ALSO CREATED PERFUME THE WAS GOD BREATHED ... AND OTHER ITEMS SUCH AS LIGHTED ITEMS ETC.. JOE DIED IN 2013 FROM COMPLICATIONS OF A GALLBLADDER OPERATION. MY 19 YEAR OLD GRANDAUGHTER ALSO DIED IN THAT TIME PERIOD .. I AM NOT SHARING THIS TO COMPLAIN .. I AM SHARING THIS TO LET YOU KNOW THAT OUR GOD IS INCREDIBLE ... FAITHFUL AND HE CARES ABOUT US AND EVERY HAIR ON OUR HEADS ... I SO LOVE THE FALL .. I DO HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE BLOGS ... I HAVE 18 BLOGS IN ALL AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO READ ANY OR ALL ... I HOPE YOU ENJOY AND THAT YOUR AUTUMN IS TRULY GLORIOUS ..



"The tree on the mountain takes whatever the weather brings.
If it has any choice at all, it is in putting down roots as deeply as possible."---
Each New Day" — Corrie Ten Boom


Monday, July 7, 2014

THE DANBURY FAIR!!


One of my fondest memories ever was going to the Danbury Fair every Fall .. the awesome thing was that I was allowed to take the day off from school to go!  It was in the country and that is where I do believe I fell in love with fairs as a child .. I love them to this day!  They had a huge probably 20 foot tall statue of a Farmer at the entrance and when I saw that my heart began to jump, I could barely wait to get out of the car.. with my mother saying .. don't forget your jacket.. if we get lost we will meet right below the huge Farmer! We were there !!!!!! 
 Then they had a parade with the Budweiser wagon and the Clysdales .. always exciting for me to see .. and the milking of the cows .. the baby farm animals with an occasional thrill of seeing baby animals born ... and dwarf bunnies .. prize roosters and farm animals ... and the 4H projects .. and the gorgeous embroidered baby dresses and such and the exquisite handmade quilts..
The great array of food to include Fiske's French Fries, sausage, pepper and onion wedges,  and of course a red candy apple .. YUM still to this day love them ... and corn on the cob.
 And, of course the rides!! .. But, rides were always secondary to seeing the fruit and vege and the huge pumpkin blue ribbons, and the gorgeous prize flowers and roses .. I think this is where I fell in love with peach/apricot color roses and Lavender ..I never was one for just the ordinary .. I always liked the unusual... I was so amazed at them and the incredible fragrances even back then ... I can remember stepping in that room and having my senses explode!!.. Thinking now how God was planting in my heart a deep love for fragrances. 



Oh, and the people ..watching the people enjoying the fair/carnival outing in the crisp Autumn weather was enough to make my heart sing.. ... it was so much fun to be able to wear my Fall plaid shirts and my jeans, and sometimes even pigtails for the fair! Lol ...  What nostalgia to even think about it.!! Great memories!
  


Click on the link below to enjoy hearing Vanessa Redgrave sing "Take me to the Fair" from the movie Camelot .... one of my favorites !
Wishing you rides on the ferris wheel and the Merry Go Round !!!!
Donna Geertz  

I forgot to mention the Danbury Fair closed many years ago and there is a Mall on the fairgrounds now ...

Two of my friends posted such special thoughts ... I just had to include them in this blog:


From Lenore Hamilton...Oh Donna........this is so great......Our whole family went to the fair every autumn too and when I was really little until I was about 12, I thought the fair was there for my birthday....lol It was always the weekend of Sept. 30th............I'll never forget that big farmer right at the entrance and the year that my big sister mooed at a cow and when the cow mooed back and my sister was so surprised that she ran out of the barn and just kept running......we all laughed about that for a while. But my favorite show there was the Clydsdales and seeing them perform. Sorry, I didn't mean to go on and on, but thank you so much for the memories. I'm looking forward to seeing you in August.

From Dianna Lynn Carter Hazlewood ..     Donsie, Your Fall blog is beautifully Stated. ~ Us little Girls , with wings to fly , Up near the Birds and butter flies . Seems only yesterday my dear , I too was excited that time of year ! the Farris Wheel oh so Tall with magical lights in the night of Fall ~ ~ ~ Oh the smells of cotton candy, popcorn, friends and family ! ~ Us girls would scream at the thrill of rides . ~ At 60 I still vision my Childhood dreams / never a worry / never fear ~ It passed so fast year after year . ~ Our Father God has seen our hearts ~ He blesses us as we age with wisdom again with little girl souls … ~ May we use our knowledge and little girl hearts to reach those who may seek * Gods Peace * ~ ~ ~ ~ My Donsie ! you are special , one of Gods little Angels ~  ….. xoxo Lynn

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