Monday, May 25, 2009

AMERICANA

Some people compare the little town I live in to the fictional town of Mayberry.
 I prefer to compare it to any Norman Rockwell illustration. There isn't anytime where this is more evident than on Memorial Day.
The Vets are front and center to listen to the speeches. They are the guests of honor.
The man in the yellow shirt is someone that I have known since I was a child.
The saboteur was too busy marching and playing the trumpet to mug for the camera! 
The parade was small, but the bands were mighty!


Everyone wears their colors.

I think the first bike looks a lot easier to ride than this old fashioned one...
After the parade, speeches, and essays -the entire town gathers for hot dogs,beer, and...
fellowship.

9 comments:

the Preppy Princess said...

Bless yo for doing this... you have so perfectly captured America it is amazing. Definitely the fab post of the day Miss Preppy. Yeppers.

Thank you for sharing this,
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Pink Martini said...

Absolute perfection. What a lovely day you captured. Wasn't your heart just bursting with pride? You should submit some of these pics to your local newspaper too. They are that good! I have always wondered how someone get on and off one of those bikes. Have a great week. xoxo

Frau said...

Great photos! I didn't know Kevin played the trumpet. Looks like it was a wonderful day.

kks said...

what a lovely way to end the holiday! great pics!
xo

Ina in Alaska said...

Thanks for taking us to the parade, Preppy. Looked like a great one! Nice picture of the Sabateur!! Don't know how that man got on and off that bike!! xoxo

OHN said...

It sounds like we live in very similar type towns. There is such a feel of community. So far, one of the boys has said that he plans to raise his children here some day, another said he wants to be mayor someday and the third just wants to live at home forever (I am not too sure about that ;)

Reenie said...

It was a great day! So good to see you. We definitely need to have that lunch soon!

Joyce said...

Oh I love the photos so touching and I could feel the love of your small town!! Sweet... Enjoy my friend! xoxo