Thursday, August 6, 2009

"To Laugh is to Live"

I was lucky enough to go to our County Fair 2 times while it was in town last week. One of my favorite things to do is to get the fried veggies & lemonade and go sit on the bleachers and watch Kenny Ahern's variety show. He does not speak to the audience, but uses hand motions and facial expressions and uses the kids in his show and they know just what to do. The boys were so in awe of him. On our 2nd trip to the Fair, we were sitting at a picnic table eating and out of the blue, Kenny came walking by and just came and sat down to visit with the boys. Carter, the non-shy one, just talked to him like he was his best buddy from 1st grade. In fact, at the show, Carter did run upon the stage to be a helper. We are really not sure if Kenny did motion for him to come up, but it brought a lot of laughs from the audience and that's what his show is all about. I think our world needs more of this kind of entertainment. It is just so pure and innocent. Thanks Kenny for entertaining us! See you again next year. I will be the mimi sitting on the bottom bleacher holding a huge snow cone surrounded by 3 boys and a little girl, with spoons digging in.
My blog title is a quote from Kenny.

8 comments:

Bacardi Mama said...

I totally agree. We all need to laugh more. Your little guys are so cute.

Carolyn Vaughn said...

He's totally right one! You can cure most anything if you laugh. We need to watch comedies or read jokes or funny stories whenever we feel a little under the weather. Laughter beats medication any day.

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

This sounds like such perfect entertainment for EVERYone... kids and adults alike! It's so wonderful that Carter is so open and comfortable enough to run up on the stage... laughter is always the best way to pass the time! And snow cones? They just scream SUMMER! I haven't been to a County Fair in a long, long time, and boy do you have me longing for one!

Erin said...

Such fun memories you're making with the boys!

Lisa said...

Laughter is the best! I went to the fair just to see Switchfoot in concert. Phil took the girls on another day. I heard Steph spotted him.

Mrs. Cline said...

How fun! They are such cute little guys too. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Mimi,

Thank you for the very kind words on my performance.

I have been booked back to the Porter County Fair for 2010 :)

Please say hello to your family.

Kenny Ahern

Anonymous said...

I apologize. Hello and Thank You ... Rhonda.

Kenny Ahern