Saturday, September 16, 2006 The Big E

The Big E opens this weekend! Too bad we have such a full schedule of activism, home repair, and cleaning today. If we can get it all done, maybe we can go there tomorrow. The sky poured on us last year, and I was disappointed that they closed the giant slide because of the rain. Also, I really wanted to milk a goat. I liked the Avenue of States, though--that's where we got a big bag of organic lavender seeds (I made cookies and sachets with them) and a handmade kitty comforter for Bubby.

I think I'll always associate The Big E with our little kitty Madeleine's death. We went there exactly a month after she died, trying to distract ourselves from our grief at losing her so unexpectedly. Reuben had a really tough time after she died, too--he hid under our bed and in our clothes for a solid month. The night we came home with that Big E kitty comforter was the first night Reuben came out of hiding; we spread it at the foot of the bed and he slept there with us all night. It's silly to think that such a small thing could have such a healing effect, but it did. And it still does.

Here's Bubby lying on his kitty comforter this morning.


Blogger Hashbrown said...

We will have a great time at the Big E this year. And let's pray for no rain.

3:40 PM  
Blogger J said...

Going last weekend in September, I HOPE!!!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I just got home from it. It was pretty good. Foreigner was playing where Joey Chitwood used to have the stunt show. We couidn't get in after 8:15. So we went to the in near the Avenue of the States.

I do have one comment. There seemed to be a lot of changes. For example there were more stages then last year. A number of the State houses had little stages behind or on the side of the state houses. Of course everything is expensive there.

I do remember the rain. We were caught in it. The prices for the parking in and along York (Gold's Gym) went up to $10

12:50 AM  
Blogger Clementine said...

CHANGE OF PLANS--no Big E for us today! We hadn't realized that there's another standout for Melissa Murgo this morning, so we'll be going to that. And afterwards, it's time to get crackin' on the house! Diesel will be coming over for dinner and a movie tonight, and we don't want to be busy with repairs while she's here. Big E fans, we'll save the goat milking post for another day, hmmm?

8:03 AM  
Blogger J said...

looks like I may be going on sept 30 woo!

12:12 PM  

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