By Melissa Martin
Writing Instructor: Ethan Watters
November 18, 2007
Pronto pup, puppy chow, fudge puppy, elephant tears, monster ears, African Peanut Chicken, German golf balls, ostrich burger, elephant toes, brain sandwich, walking taco, ick on a stick, corn fritter, Indian fry bread, kuchen, buckeyes, bratwurst, polish sausage, roasted corn on the cob, sliders, brown sugar sweet taters, emu jerky, giant Texas Tenderloin, black jack burger, stromboli, beignets, turkey leg, chocolate covered grasshoppers, alligator stew, fried oreo, fried twinkie, fried pickle, chocolate covered banana, fried snickers and don't forget that the orange booth has the best Chicken and Dumplings and the chuck wagon has the best sausage burger. Oh, and get me some apple cider while you're over there.
I say this to my then husband, Aaron, as I shove yet another corn fritter smothered in maple syrup in my mouth. I've only been here an hour and I've already ingested onion rings, a pronto pup and a sausage burger. Am I at an eating contest? Who can gain weight the fastest match? No, we are at the 85th Annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival in Evansville, IN, my hometown. The festival is six glorious days starting on a Monday. The first day everything is bright, clean, fresh and there is a feeling of excitement that sparkles off of every tree and street lamp that lines the four blocks of Franklin Street that the festival occupies. The smell of food mixes with the sweet smell of autumn leaves decaying on the ground. The sunlight filters through the autumn leaves, casting a brilliant aura of yellow, orange and red upon people's faces. And as night falls a briskness fills the air urging romantic scenarios of riding the ferris wheel, hot chocolate and cute boy in hand. Candy apples glisten under the dancing carnival lights as carnies call out to try and get you to spend seven dollars on 6 ping pong balls. "EVERYBODY WINS A PRIZE!" "WIN A PRETTY... [continues]
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