Saturday, August 9, 2008

Parade Part II

Just a few more shots of the parade festivities this afternoon. Tonight is the big finale. It's amazing how many people come back for reunions. A lot plan their vacations to return to this small town. I miss that about my family. Everyone would have lunch at grandma/pa's then head over to the parde. They only lived 1 block away from the main street. And only a few more blocks from the park. Perfect for those "potty" runs. Good memories of homecoming. I cast my pocket full of wishes to those young ones to have wonderful experiences and happy times with friends and family like I did growing up.

On your mark. Everyone gets lined up. This starts very early in the morning as people prepare their floats.
Hey, I think I know these two...
Emergency vehicles, a lot of them...
I think they were digging for candy to toss...
For my friend Connie...

Tricked out lawn mower racers. These kids' dads will be in some serious trouble one day.

The class of 1958. They were having a very good time.
I love that this German family came out amongst all the Italians today. Brave, brave souls, good for them!!!!

Awesome float. They put some work in this one.
A replica of the Bevier & Southern. One of these days I plan to do a post on this rail line. I believe it was one of the shortest lines ever run. Those good ole coal mining days...

The Class of 1978.
You always know when it's the end of the parade...Until next year...

8 comments:

Becky K. said...

Fun! Do the people put their chairs out to save their spots earlier in the day or week? They do that here for our Kick of the Fair Parade.

Love Small Town America when it retains the traditions!

Becky K.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Looks like everybody ahd a great time! And wonderful weather too!

Pam said...

What a neat small town! Looks like everyone had so much fun.

Pam

PAT said...

These were fun posts. I remember going to the Texas County Fair and Old Settlers Reunion every summer, while my children were growing up. Their grandparents lived in Texas County. The Raymondville Picnic was fun also. Instead of or other than fairs they were reunions.

Pat

April said...

Thanks for sharing this! I could so see my family living there!

Farmchick said...

Looks like TONS of fun. Small town celebrations are always the best! Have a great Monday.

Hugs~

Rue said...

Hi Lisa :)

That was so much fun! You know I love a parade :)

rue

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh how fun!! I love small town parades and the energy they bring to the day! whoo hoo! Love them tractors!!! ...or are they tractors?

anyways..hope all is wonderful for you!

Becky
:)