J, C, Baby G and I traveled to Bell Buckle last weekend for the annual Webb School Arts & Crafts Festival, which is like a giant fair held all over town for 48 hours. I loved Craft Fair weekend as a kid growing up in Bell Buckle, and my kids and all their cousins love it just as much. It’s sort of like one of our family’s annual holidays. Jon and E couldn’t come this year, so it was just us girls, plus an extra girl in the form of J’s friend A.
Here’s what went down.
Cousins M and J show off the arrowhead they bought with their own money at one of the fair booths.
The boys with more of their fair-acquired booty – bows and arrows
Uncle Robert found a bizarrely huge praying mantis. It was the size of a small rat. For realz.
C and cousin NC were mesmerized by this creepy looking, giant bug on Uncle Robert’s arm.
Baby G visits with her great grandmother
Cousin James rocks the house at a Saturday night show in Bell Buckle
My little brother Robert and I, along with Baby G, inadvertently strike an awkward family photo.
Aunt Betsy and cousin El strike their own awkward family photo
My mother with C and NC
My great Aunt Polly, with her sister, my grandmother.
Kimi and cousin M
Girl cousins and Bell Buckle best friends
It was very sad for me being there without Henry. He loved Bell Buckle all the time, but Craft Fair weekend was just his favorite thing as a kid – and even into his teenage years. He should have been there with us.