Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Wandering

The girl above added a realistic feel to the re-enactment of a 
summer meal in a 20th century farm kitchen. She was bored with
the whole proceedings and her little sister was becoming 
irritable. Instead of  reinforcing the younger girl's
bad mood, she reached out to bring her closer, to hug her.

Meanwhile, adults gathered round the summer kitchen table
and just a few feet away at a dining room table, to give
Fair visitors some idea what farm life and meals were like,
say, in the 1940s to 1950s. 

While the scene was a representation, the food was real. 
 Regrettably, I didn't get anything but the smells
of mashed potatoes and gravy. The people in the pictures were
volunteers in the Pioneer Village area of the Indiana
State Fair. Don't go there hungry at lunch time.

1 comment:

dive said...

What an eloquent expressions she has, Speedway.
Your farm kitchen looks idyllic, but then that was a boom time over there. I recall our own farm kitchen when I was little being much more spartan, though mashed potatoes and gravy were often on the menu.