Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Day Late...

Well, Hellooooooo!  I've had an unexpected little break from blogging, and am trying to get caught up on ev-ery thing. I don't think it's possible. Sigh.

I didn't get around to posting for Memorial Day, but, better late than never. So, here are a few photos from our parade. And, I guess there is never a wrong time to remember those who fought and died so that we could have freedom.

They bring out the big flag for important holidays

Part of the fun of parades is "people watching".
I think that lady pushing the stroller was either trying
to be patriotic, or she just came from Wal-Mart.
She might have pulled it off if she wore blue instead of black.

The parade began with Civil War re-enactors
giving a seven gun salute with their muskets.

I don't know, but maybe that woman is
supposed to be Betsy Ross.

This man walks the entire parade reading off
the names of our local patriots who have died
defending our freedom. Unfortunately, he is
followed by the band, who usually drowns him out.

This is a new addition

A sobering sight

A reminder of all who make sacrifices for our freedom


The band. Let me just say, back in the olden days
when I marched in the band, we did not have the
luxurey of wearing shorts and tee-shirts. Oh no.
We wore our full dress uniforms. Kids these days
have it soooooo easy! 

Let me just take the opportunity to thank everyone for visiting a commenting on my last post. I appreciate your comments, and it may take me awhile to get around to commenting back to you - mostly because I'm slow and easily distracted.  I could probably write an entire post on why it takes me so long...
But, in the meantime, let me say, THANK YOU!


  1. Great that you are back and lovely pictures!

  2. She's alive and well! I love parades but they drive Phil bonkers. Oh well. Anyway so glad you are back. So I don't remember how long it's been or if I told you (mostly because I'm losing my mind.) but I'm having a contest. It ends this week. You can send in a picture of you reading my book or if you don't have it then just doing something goofy. If you enter with a picture of my book then you can win my second one that comes out on the 1st. (I've been told it's funnier than the first one.) and if you don't have it and win then I will send you a copy of the 1st one. Voting starts pretty soon so get your picture in woman! Make it as funny as possible.

  3. Nice shots, especially since they were all moving! We don't have a parade here,I guess our city is too small.

  4. Always better to be late than never show up. Great parade there and nice that your city had one. Funny I am not even sure if my city has one. Heck I am never sure what my city does. With almost 100,000 people here I guess we could have a lot of parades but honestly they need to fix our streets more than we need to spend money on a parade. So it is nice to see yours. And in high school we also had to wear our full uniforms for the parades. Makes one wonder if we are making life too easy for the kids of today. Seems to make the parade lose some importance somehow by not wearing full uniforms. By doing this are they not showing full respect to the fallen. Just a thought for the person in charge of your band.

    God bless.

  5. The horse did me in. Just made me tear up.


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