Yesterday we Blakes spent the day in Billings and made a stop by the MATE Show (Montana Agri-Trade Exposition). The kids had a great time prowling the aisles and getting at least one of every free thing they saw: pamphlets, mini candy bars, political stickers, letter openers, pens, etc.
Being there was kind of a jog down memory lane for me, because throughout college and for several years afterward I worked trade shows like the MATE for Agri-News. In fact, I was working at the MATE the day Beau and I met! And again, a year later when he moved to Montana to stay.
Yesterday as we went through the aisles, I sure didn’t envy the people manning the booths for long hours. But it was a good job when I had it!
© Tami Blake