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Today was a longer than usual work day – I arrived at Second Helpings and 6:30 am and left 11 hours later. I love my job and there never seem like enough hours in the workday and I hate to admit it, but I was tired. When I arrived at the Fairgrounds my plan was to take a quick whip around an…

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As you might have guessed, I love family and tradition and traditions that involve family the most. Bonus if they involve the Indiana State Fair. Mom and I made our annual visit on Wednesday and I’m hoping Dad can go with me tomorrow. 

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I took the day off from my day job to enter my Grandma Leona’s fudge recipe the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Heirloom Recipe Contest. The alliance is dedicated to celebrating and preserving food traditions of the American Midwest. The judging is based 50% on the story of the recipe and …

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I went to the Indiana State Fair straight from work and arrived just in time for the Daily Parade. The parade loops around the Fairgrounds at 6:30 most evenings and features everything good. A float with a giant cow, a vintage fire truck, impossibly tiny cars, the State Fair Queen, and vinta…

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I managed to get to the Indiana State Fair twice today. I was invited to a midmorning Bar Mitzvah and wasn’t sure of how the timing would go, and I wanted to be mentally present in the beautiful ceremony and not worried if I’d make it to the Fair between the celebration and working at the Re…

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