I went to the Los Angeles County Fair today with my 76 year old mother. She asked me to take her for her birthday, knowing that I would not normally take the time to do so. So, I begrudgingly went to what turns out to be my first county fair. Alas, it was not like the typical county fair that America
However, I was touched by the community aspect that was legitimate, per se, that of the arts and crafts that were submitted and judged. There were quilts, Christmas trees, table settings, baked goods, knitted clothing, and things of the like. People from the surrounding cities took time to create and share for others to appreciate. While much of it wasn’t my taste, the time and creativity is truly appreciated and represents, to me, the essence of community involvement.
I was also reminded that most of America