Friday, October 8, 2010

Twas the night before Colorfest...

Sitting in the hotel room tonight, after a long afternoon of setting up for the show we are doing in Thurmont this weekend. Lou is already snoring...He did work hard today, putting all the merchandise in the truck at home this morning and then taking it all out after setting up the display. We are just about ready for the mad rush tomorrow. Just have to hang a few more signs, tweak some things and set up the check out area. We are located in the carnival grounds this year and were able to park the trailer directly behind our tents so it was a fairly easy set up.

Sitting here tonight, I have been playing "Remember When" the daughters went to all the shows with us. By the time they were 12 and 14, they could have set up and run the booth all by themselves. One year, in Dresden, Ohio, both girls laid sleeping bags under the tables and took a nap after the early morning set up. The tablecloths went to the ground and the guests who came into the booth didn't even know they were there. I have fond memories of those times together and hope they do too. I know all the traveling and togetherness didn't scar them too much...they grew up to be fabulous women!

And no can't take a nap under the table tomorrow!


  1. I hope I an find you tomorrow, Pat. I've been waiting for a very long time to meet you. Best of luck & make a bushel of sales.

    Have a beautiful PS ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. I hope you have the most sales you have ever had. That was so cute about your girls napping under the tables and no one ever knew...what wonderful memories you have. Hugs

  3. Have a great time today and sell bunches! I wish I could be there.

  4. Only a little bit of permanent damage, Mom... They are still some of my fondest memories too - just not the early mornings. Good luck this weekend!