Visiting the Tulsa State Fair and Fall Décor Collections

Tonight I had the opportunity to do something I’d never done before, attend the swine sale at the Tulsa State Fair. I believe our children showed at Tulsa, but someone had to care for the animals still at home, that was mom’s job. Yesterday though, due to some miscalculations on my part, I missed seeing our first grandson show his gilt (female pig.)

Spencer showing Tulsa 2018

Like most show kids, he grabbed some rest when he could. Glad someone had a phone and took this picture of him taking a break.

Spencer taking a break Tulsa 2018Although the sale was streamed live, something new from back in the day when our kids showed, I chose not to watch the sale on my computer, but in person.

Spencer's pig on the big screen Tulsa 2018

Okay, in truth, I didn’t know they’d be streaming the sale. However, it wouldn’t have mattered. Our boy made the sale, I wanted to be there to support him.  I was a little sad his grandpa wasn’t there. Although, my beautiful daughter-in-law reminded me grandpa was there in spirit, and in the sale ring with our boy.

Spencer in the sale ring 2 Tulsa 2018

All in all it was a great traveling day. Next time though, I’ll go earlier to spend some time at the fair. There will be a next time. He still has a whole show season before he graduates and we have two more grands showing.

Traveling to stock shows is still travel, and supporting my grands is a fabulous way to spend a day, or weekend.

Cozy Fall

The prompt for the Cozy Fall photo Challenge today is collection. I have two. Does two make a collection? The first is this stack of burlap sacks. I bought them a couple of years ago with a project in mind.

burlap sacks

The project bit the dust, and the collection of burlap bags remains. Maybe I’ll find something to do with them during this challenge.

The second “collection” are these fall flowers that are bundled together in a vase. Yes, I did use some of the burlap to make the vase more fallish.



UBC Challenge Prompt

As part of the UBC challenge, they offer us prompts or ideas for blog posts. That way, if we can’t think of anything we can simply blog about their suggestion. As  you can see, I don’t have trouble coming up with things to talk (write) about. However, sometimes using their suggestion is nice.

Today the suggestion was to tell why we blog about what we blog about. I blog about a little of everything because my interests are so scattered. At the heart of everything though, are widows. I share ideas for widows, offer suggestions for issues, encourage widows to live intentional. I write for and about widows because I am one. Simple as that.


Do you enjoy traveling?

Do you consider attending a function for the grandchildren travel?

Do you have a fall collection?


About Nita

Quilter, writer, speaker, mom and grandmom. I enjoy making quilts for my grandkids, and other children. I especially love hearing and sharing quilt stories with others, that's how the book came about and this blog will continue to share quilt stories and how God works with quilts to comfort and teach us.
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11 Responses to Visiting the Tulsa State Fair and Fall Décor Collections

  1. Oh, Nita – your investment in widows is so needed! (And thank you for sharing the pictures from your grandboy showing his swine! How cool is that?!!!)

    • Nita says:

      Thanks Lori, I hope I’m able to help some one. Sometimes just talking to someone who’s been there, done that, and moving forward helps. Glad you enjoyed the pictures of our boy.

  2. No grand kids yet, but I have traveled to support my son. I think it’s important to support our children and grandchildren whenever possible. And, yes, I consider it traveling when we’re showing support for the younger generation. Congrats to your grandson for his first sale. How exciting!

    • Nita says:

      I’m sure your son appreciates you traveling to support him, I know my kids and grands are always glad when I’m able to be with them. Thanks for stopping.

  3. trishmd says:

    Congrats to your Grandson for his sale. And Kudos to you for supporting your Grandson. My grand and great-grand kiddies are a huge part of my everyday. I have never been to a State Fair (I think maybe one county fair), but I think I might have to put it on my List of Things To Do.

    • Nita says:

      Trismd, state and country fairs are a joy to attend and very different from each other. From the midway, the carnival rides and games, to the stock show arena, and the 4H, FFA, and extension homemakers exhibits, it’s all great. I hope you’re able to attend one soon.

  4. I love the fact that you write for widows, helping and encouraging them. I have a friend who is a widow. I am married and can’t imagine how hard that is. It’s nice to get to know you more.

    • Nita says:

      Simplysweetmama, thanks I’m looking forward to getting to know some of the people in the ubc challenge too. If I can help your friend let me know. I’m pretty sure she appreciates you being her friend.

  5. Mary Owens says:

    Great post and I love your collections.

  6. amybovai says:

    Hi Nita,
    So interesting! That pig is really big. What is done with the pig afterward? Is it slaughtered?
    I went to college in OKC, at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) and my mom had a dear friend from Tulsa. We live in Pennsylvania, though.
    Loved those two flower collections! And also that you blog for widows.
    Looking forward to learning more about your life!

  7. Martha DeMeo says:

    How great that you support your grandson and congrats on his sale! Aren’t grandchildren the greatest!!

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