Started my  day withe "IOWAY" song from State Fair musical. I have ofen spoke of my dread of going to the state fair because ov the overexposure I suffered years ago. Today I shall return under pressure from my family to overcome my self imposed banishment. I am putting on a positive attitude and fully recognize this is a showcase for the best of our state. I will cruise the animal barns, take in a horse show might even watch the skilled touch of horseshoes being hurled in competition but most of all I will be observing the diversity of people that make our state the best place to live. The common thread that binds us as Iowans and is the envy of those who are not. As the song said "Iowa Born and bred", I couldn't be prouder. LOOK OUT, IT'S CRIPPEN DAY AT THE FAIR!