Welcome to Friday, y’all.
If you’re considering heading out to the NC State Fair this weekend, you may have already heard that the Vortex ride will probably be one to avoid. Five people were hurt last night when the ride malfunctioned.
I’ll still brave the fair this weekend. NPR had a story this week about whether or not pumpkin products have jumped the shark — but I say no! I need that pumpkin spice fix, and the fair serves it up in the form of funnel cake.
Speaking of NPR, those folks did it to me yet again: on my way in to work this morning, they made me cry. Check out this StoryCorps about one man’s deep devotion to his wife Annie. Danny wrote her love letters every day.
Speaking of his love for his wife, Danny said,
“I could write on and on about her. She lights up the room in the morning when she tells me to put both hands on her shoulders so that she can support me. She lights up my life when she says to me at night, ‘Wouldn’t you like a little ice cream? Or ‘Would you please drink more water?’ Danny said. “I mean, those aren’t very romantic things to say, but they stir my heart. In my mind and my heart there has never been, there is not now and never will be another Annie.”
Since that interview Danny passed away, but his wife Annie still lives on feeling blessed that she was able to spend so many years with such a great guy who lived what is often preached: treat every day with those you love as a gift.
And I’ll bet that somewhere, Danny lives on too, as devoted as ever to his Annie.
So, loyal readers: grab your loved one this weekend, head to the state fair for some pumpkin spice funnel cake, and on the way, pop this song into the cassette deck.