Monday, May 26, 2008

Was a piccolo player in the marching band







Our town keeps opening up it's treasures to us. We enjoyed the old school Memorial Day parade this morning. It was full of clowns and veterans and the cool Shriners in freaky small cars. It was so Norman Rockwell with a fly over from the military helicopters and smiling faces everywhere. Neighbors talking to each other and a feeling of community so thick you could slice kindness in the air with your fingertips. My neighbor made homemade donuts and the kid in all of the adults most definitely came out to play. Finn, Blaise, and their buddy Parker were in a state of awe for one hour. What more could you ask for?

Last year on this day I was thinking about this. Today I am still thinking those same thoughts. I hope we all are thinking a bit about the troops and wishing that next year things might possibly look a bit brighter.

5 comments:

village mama said...

Fabulous parade pics - great sense of voyeurism. I so dig the 'celebrate the present' poster. Awesome!

bob.os said...

I'm still looking for more classic cars from this parade. And am I wrong, or did the Shriners have about a half mile of parade space?

Joslyn said...

really there's nothing better than a local, home grown parade...and shriners...love those shriners

jennifer said...

It does look just like a Norman Rockwell painting. What a lovely slice of Americana.

vincent said...

We took the trek from downtown to Oak Grove, back downtown... They had 2 M-16s flyover, but we probably could have seen them better from our yard!!! Sienna loves planes, so it was great...

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