This one is eating an oreo, which is probably the only one at the fair which has not been deep-fried.
But seeing elephants there is a strange sight, and there were two at the Salem Fair -- one from India and another from Africa. Although the trainers say they are treated well, I swear I felt the sadness in their eyes. Here's the Indian princess...
|"Don't let my smile fool ya..."|
|The lady is crossing her back leg|
|"If you don't give me a treat I'm gonna eat this little girl."|
|"Ya got nothing better than a whole loaf of bread?"|
Here are some shots of the lady from Africa...
|"I'm just of ghost of my former self..."|
After the show, a long line formed to ride the elephant for $7.00. Fairs are supposed to be a "happy" place, so why does the Salem Fair always make me sad?