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I tell people how strong I am all the time, but it wasn’t until I had to hold a 6,000 pound ham (that they somehow said weighed 16 pounds) for a good 15 minutes, running back and forth from bidder to bidder pleading my case of why they should pay thousands of dollars for a country ham that I proved my strength.  And despite my inability to move the next morning, it was well worth it.  The ham went for triple what it has ever sold for before…a new record of $1.3 MILLION DOLLARS.  Intense.  All the money raised went to charity.  Oh yeah, this was Thursday at the state fair during the annual Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast.  Onlookers waiting for me to fall on my face included Senator Mitch McConnell, Governor Steve Beshear, my best friend Commissioner Richie Farmer, Lt Gov Mongiardo, Trey Grayson, Jack Conway, mayors, senators, house members, etc, and my favorite Miss America, Heather French Henry, her husband Steve, and their spitfire little girls.  I was so proud to be a part of this spectacle as I can officially add both ‘ham displayer’ and ‘professional briber’ to my resume, but most importantly to have been a part of raising over a million dollars for charities in our state.  Recession Schmesshion…in Kentucky we know when to spend money…when it’s for other people.     

Governor Beshear finally helped me hold the ham.
I wrapped up my week at the state fair wondering just why they call it ‘the fair’…it’s so not fair…at least not for me.  Every single food that I know and love is not only extremely accessible, but displayed in rows of flashing lights.  There was no way not to give in…it was the last time though…I swear.  Here are some ‘not so fair’ photos from Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Presenting an award at the World Horse Show.

Oh, and my family came!…if you are a reader who doesn’t know me as well, let me just say that I am who I am because of nothing more than my family.  They have been in the front row supporting me ever since I was this little three year old girl in blue…who lied about being four because I just couldn’t wait to be in dance class and be onstage.

P.S…Happy Late Birthday to my Best Bro Scottie Coleman.  I miss her.  

P.S.S…Go Dr. Wakefield!!

Aug 30, 2009

Hulk Hogan Ham Holder

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