The highlight of the day was seeing Michael Perry in the Word Tent. That is where the authors speak about their books. We've seen others in the past, but Michael Perry was by far the funniest. If you have read his books, you know what I mean. He has written Population 495: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, Truck: A Love Story, Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs & Parenting as well as an essay collection, Off Main Street.
Not only does he write, he has a great band. Later in the afternoon, Michael Perry & the Long Beds played for an hour on the main stage. We ended up buying his two CD's and listened to them all the way back to Illinois. During our book signing turn, he remarked on how we must be from Chicago due to the accent. He is a Wisconsin boy, but I didn't notice his accent :-)
|Michael Perry & the Long Beds|
After walking around & eating veggie egg rolls and drinking fresh lemonade, it was nice to sit down & be entertained by the band.
It was a very "up" day for us. Steve made the comment "We belong up here. We need to live here soon." I really needed to hear that. With so much going on this spring and so little getting done at the farm, Steve has been very stressed out. When stress enters your life & consumes you, it is hard to think about the present let alone the future and hard to be happy. I am always reminding him that what you think about is what will come to pass, so think about our dream of moving to the farm in the rolling hills of Wisconsin.