Humboldt County Fair Ticket Giveaway Marred by Scandal:Local Blogger Cheats

Just the smell of curly fries is worth the drive.  Then there are the Rides , The carnies (their eyes wise and their tongues witty), the food, the art show, the photography, the music, the booths, the caramel corn, the quilts, the crafts, the model trains, the rabbitscowschickensgoatspigs…

There are the memories of years past jumbled with fun now so I’m a fan of the Humboldt County Fair in life and on Facebook.

Recently, their Facebook page offered,

Tell us why your mom deserves two free tickets to the fair and the races and we will pick 3 winners.

In less than 15 seconds, I whipped out,

Because she’s never been and she would love it!

Of course, she’s been to the fair.  Some of my favorite memories revolve around the Ferris Wheel and pecan rolls and curly fries and winning stuffed animals but, while I’ve been to the races, she’s never and she would have a blast.

I hit send and then immediately began to have second thoughts.  The tickets were to the races, right? Of course, she goes to the fair every year but she hasn’t been to the races…wait…Didn’t she go once  a long time ago?

Oh, well. Nevermind.  What are the chances of winning anyway?

This morning on Facebook from the Humboldt County Fair

Congratulations to the moms of John Ford, Patti Cady and Kym Kemp, they have just won two free tickets to the 2010 Humboldt County Fair. Please call the Fair Office or post the names so tickets can be picked up at the will call window.

My first thought was Yahoo!  My next was “I thought the tickets were for the races.” My next was “Oh, God, what if I cheated?”

Ring ring.

“Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.  I won you two tickets to the Humboldt County Fair.  Um, I told them you’d never been to the races.”

“Why thank you sweetie…(long pause. Then a slightly disapproving voice…)  But I have been.  We met Barbara with her girls, Susie and Judy, there when you three girls were teenagers.  I remember because I thought the blouse you were wearing revealed too much.”

I’m a cheater and a floozy.

Dear Miss Manners,

When you win something by accidentally cheating, how do you gracefully return the item?

Signed,

A Cheater and Floozy from Humboldt County.

Do you think they will let me in this year?

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.  I cheated for you.  Aren’t you proud?

___________________________

Join the Facebook Fan Page for Humboldt County Fair—Maybe you can cheat for Father’s Day!


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18 comments

  • I’m a cheater and a floozy.

    Okay, now I KNOW we can be friends. This was funny. You must be a latent Catholic – I’d recognize that guilt anywhere. 🙂

  • I’m a cheater and a floozy.

    Okay, now I KNOW we can be friends. This was funny. You must be a latent Catholic – I’d recognize that guilt anywhere. 🙂

  • You made me laugh and I liked it.

  • You made me laugh and I liked it.

  • Dear Daughter,
    I recently posted on another page of your blog that everyday I was proud that you were my daughter,……I had forgotten that one day so long ago at the County Fair! But what’s one day out of 18,310 days.
    I do appreciate your thoughtfulness and a day at the fair would have been great but visions of being proclaimed the woman who entered the Fair and Races under false pretenses brought visions of the Times Standard headlines screaming: “Local Resident And Long Time School Secretary Found Guilty of Misrepresentation.” My reputation ruined by one click of the mouse.

    Love, Mom

  • Dear Daughter,
    I recently posted on another page of your blog that everyday I was proud that you were my daughter,……I had forgotten that one day so long ago at the County Fair! But what’s one day out of 18,310 days.
    I do appreciate your thoughtfulness and a day at the fair would have been great but visions of being proclaimed the woman who entered the Fair and Races under false pretenses brought visions of the Times Standard headlines screaming: “Local Resident And Long Time School Secretary Found Guilty of Misrepresentation.” My reputation ruined by one click of the mouse.

    Love, Mom

  • Kym,
    I just saw that the Fair committee is still honoring the tickets. Just to let you know, YOU have to pick up the tickets and I am going incognito.

    Mom

  • Kym,
    I just saw that the Fair committee is still honoring the tickets. Just to let you know, YOU have to pick up the tickets and I am going incognito.

    Mom

  • A Rake, Cad, and Bounder

    I knew you were my type. LOL!

  • Oh, Kym, you totally cracked me up. And your mom made me snort!

  • Oh, Kym, you totally cracked me up. And your mom made me snort!

  • I’m tellliiiinnnnnnnnnggggggg!!!!!

    Hey, my favorite part of the entire Humboldt County Fair is the grave markers of the buried butterfat queens who were famous for the tremendous amount of milk they produced within their lives. Check them out over by the Lion’s yellow hamburger stand near the horse stalls near the art building and the Turf Room.

  • Omigoddess! This was the best! A cheater & and floozie! Isn’t it just like Mom’s to open up the subject just a little bit further/farther??? 😉 She just doesn’t want to get caught! Well, once she has tickets in-hand, no one is going to know where they came from, right?

    When I was a young floozie, I used to sneak into the races, under the women’s bathroom stalls. Maybe your mama did too?

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, too!

  • Omigoddess! This was the best! A cheater & and floozie! Isn’t it just like Mom’s to open up the subject just a little bit further/farther??? 😉 She just doesn’t want to get caught! Well, once she has tickets in-hand, no one is going to know where they came from, right?

    When I was a young floozie, I used to sneak into the races, under the women’s bathroom stalls. Maybe your mama did too?

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, too!

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