We went to the Clackamas County Fair for the very first time, on the last day it was open, after the recent heat wave had broken. We found animals and jugglers to watch, and airplanes and tractors to ride. Lulu rode a pony for the first time. Penny rode one called Rockstar, all by herself. Mr. Jones and I talked about the days when we'll ask them to go to the fair and they'll shrug, and say they'd rather spend the day with their friends. Could that day ever be coming? A big, big part of me really hopes it's never here.