It's official, we're Goin' ta Dallas.
The Lindsborg Folkdanslag got official word tonight - on what was to be the first night of practice - that we are invited back to Dallas, and that the Texas State Fair people will pay us $2500.
Think of that! They liked us. They really liked us. So the weekend of September 28 - 29 - 30 I'll be in Dallas, Texas, dancing my feet off. Two performances on Saturday and two on Sunday morning.
Texas State Fair is the biggest in the nation. I am fond of State Fairs, but used to the Minnesota State Fair, where everything is better on a stick - and the Illinois State Fair - where the big thrill for a kid from Chicago is to go milk a cow.
Kris and I get to the Kansas State Fair every year, and I hate to be a state fair snob, but it isn't the Great Minnesota Get Together. It's nice, but small.
Now we're going to the biggest of them all - and I am excited.
We didn't start practice tonight, but we will next week. In the meantime, here's the new resident of North Third.