|OSU Sponsered 4-H animal groups|
|I adopted this kid. Taught him everything I know about getting more candy.|
|We wave, They throw candy.|
|Motorcycles; Harleys and BMX|
|Chitty Chitty Bang Bang|
|Our local classic cars.|
Politicians likes these convertibles. We'll vote -- if they throw good candy....ahem.
|Knight's Of Columbus|
|Gorgeous John Deeres|
|This kid played soccer with my kid. His mom is the librarian. He likes his tractors and has an awesome collection.|
Happy 4th of July everyone!
I biked into town with my library returns and my shipping packages, dumped them at my friend's shop and watched the parade.
We have new organizers, mostly because the old organizers thought it was a thankless task (yeah?). The new peoples thought it was too hot at 2pm so they moved the parade up to 9:30am. Early and cold.
This was my favorite entry. These three girls dressed themselves and their horses up as Alice in Wonderland. This grey horse is one tall horse. He's wearing rabbit ears if you look closely.
Her cohorts are the Mad Hatter and The Queen of Hearts.
It's a pleasure to have horses back in our parade. Many years ago, a horse bolted after a firecracker scare and thumped someone in the head with his hoof. My little kidlets were on the swings at that moment as he soared over our blanket and hit the lady next to it. It took many years to get the organizers calm enough to allow horses back.
A couple of bands - always great to have live music. Those glad-handing politicians with canned patriotic music....hmmmm.
Our other local controversy with the old organizers was patriotism. They told the American Legion they could not lead the parade with their honor guard. No one had ever, EVER, had to think about this before so a flurry of pissed off citizens peppered the local paper with editorials.
The organizers sad little arguments was this parade was not about war and flags. (wtf?!?!?).
It's the 4th of July. Celebrating America's Independence.
Besides, the American Legion had always headed the parade.
|My candy haul|
After the parade, I perused the vendor booths and also the library book sale. Even though I biked, I managed to find three books to stuff into my little backpack.
We finished the day with Baby Back Ribs on the grill with potato salad and watermelon.
I hope you all had a wonderful fourth. It was super nice for me to have a two day weekend which only happens about twice a year. My co-worker had to work this holiday. (Of course that means I'll be working Labor Day.) Happy Independence Day!