Since they were touring in east Texas, today’s group decided that they wanted to go to the East Texas State Fair in Tyler. The fair has been in existence since 1916, and each year it attracts about 100,000 visitors. The group did some of the usual things like going on midway rides, viewing new and historic farm equipment, and eating fried everything, including the usual corndogs, cheeseburgers, and such, but also fried ice cream.
Laetitia’s group liked best the ice cream contest where creators of unusual ice cream flavors vied to win the blue ribbon designating their ice cream as best. When the judges were finished, samples were offered to the crowd on a first-come, first-serve basis. Since they were in Texas, there were flavors like jalapeno and habanero pepper, barbeque, and chili bean, but the entrants also include flavors like ginger, bacon, and garlic. Most popular was the pickle ice cream, presumably aimed at pregnant women. While they were enjoying the ice cream, Laetitia heard a table of elderly friends from nearby Arp complaining about how youth were being corrupted by all the new electronic gadgets. It was the source of Laetitia’s limerick of the day.
The folks of an age to join AARP,
‘Bout the kids of the town liked to harp
On how they would text
All their friends during sex
Or so goes the gossip from Arp.