Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Red White and Blue

We had a wonderful Fourth of July celebration with our friends Jon and Kelly, Emma, and my brother's family. For the last year we had been hearing about Jon and Kelly's small-town annual parade and other goings-on. Since it has also been Auntie Em's home town for the past year we thought we'd better attend - so we did!

















Apparently people come from far and wide for this parade, and we thoroughly enjoyed gathering close with a good view and perfect proximity for catching candy.











The parade consisted mostly of ALL the available emergency vehicles in the area;




























a long string of hot rods, some horses, two floats, and a host of sights that said to me "you might be a redneck if..."

Here are a few:

You might be a redneck if...












You might be a redneck if...

















and you might be a redneck if...












Finally, you might be a redneck if...











...if you suddenly realize that you are having a great time being entertained by all the above!

And it is not every day you overhear: "...well, if you come over to our place we've got hot dogs and elk burgers to barbecue..."

Alas, we ate sandwiches and chips and cookies.
And lots of candy.
LOTS.
Because it turns out that what the town really shows up to the parade for...
is the candy;-) At least that's what MY children will be talking about for the rest of the year!

5 comments:

Shauna said...

Sounds a little like our Canada day parade here, especially the candy. Heidi is still telling anyone who will listen, "I go to the parade and they THROW CANDY to me!!!" most assuredly a highlight!

Lady Jess said...

Lol! Looks like you guys had fun! We don't have a parade where I love though :( Hey, since I don't have a parade, will you toss some of that candy over here?? ;)

Diane said...

Love the picture of you and Emma! Hope to get our phone call soon. Haven't wanted to call yet cause I knew you've had family visiting. Love you and miss you.

Grace McHugh said...

Hey I grew up in a place like that! :) The more off road vehicles and charged up farm tractors, the better. :) That is our county fair parade every September. The churches even have floats in the parade. They throw candy with verses wrapped around them. What a wonderful time for your children!

Jana said...

oh goodness, I've got to show Jon the quad up on 2 wheels! Apparently, we're rednecks!