Set up for the Fair was on Friday. The show opened at noon and went till 7pm. It was a lovely day but quite windy. My helper left at 5pm and I closed up at 7pm.It was a long walk back to my car and I was very tired-- a good tired but intense. Coming across the parking lot I watched a wonderfully large black dog and its companion human playing and walking. They seemed so at peace in this place. As I was loading my bag into the car the dog's companion asked me how my day went. We chatted and I met the large dog, a Newfie. Such an appropriate way to end my day. Who was he? The city commissioner of Plymouth-- no kidding! Chances of that? Who knows. He gave me his card and cell number in case I needed anything while in town. Message from the universe? Maybe. Nice way to end the day. You bet!
Ed Hingelberg, Plymouth's city commissioner, was also an exhibitor. He works with the Cass Community Services -- they craft and sell a useful and attractive mud mat-- made from reclaimed materials. Their motto: Fighting Poverty, Creating Opportunity. Creating opportunity is a fine goal for all of us-- 2 legged and 4 legged.