My wife and I went to Fair Diddly Sunday afternoon.
She looked at stuff, while I was on the lookout for people seeking petition signatures.
Two years ago, I found Jim Harrison supporters, complete with tee shirts, plus Libertarian candidate Julie Fox.
First I saw Jack Franks’ wife Debby and, I presume, their son Henry.
They were headed in the direction of where Ned Ryerrson repeatedly stepped in a puddle in the movie “Groundhog Day.”
Then I saw another volunteer actually collecting a signature on the east side of the Woodstock Square.
And, how do I know that the signatures were for Franks’ County Board campaign? You can see the petition below:
Later more Franks’ petitioners showed up.
Libertarian Party members were the most obvious.
There were at least three who were being pretty aggressive.
The next petitioner I saw was Lynn Gray, the woman the Democrats slated to run against Joe Tirio for Recorder of Deeds.
Unfortunately, I forgot to tell her I would be happy to publish any press release she wished to send to McHenry County Blog, as I would for any local candidate.
As we walked the inside of the Square one of the Libertarians was successful in convincing a woman to sign his petition to “put a third party on the ballot.”
Couldn’t find any charcoal-broiled bratwurst, so we had a late lunch at D.C. Cobb’s across from the movie theater.
I didn’t mention that it was cold when the wind was blowing.
You can tell that from the full-length fur coat below:
Finally, my wife did find something she liked for our Florida home–a thunder gourd with a palm tree.