Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

The best thing about small town America? Small town American parades. We just got back from the Dexter Michigan Memorial Day Parade and it was as great as it is every year. And, it wasn't cold and rainy like it usually is on Memorial Day. Gibby is very excited to see his first parade.The veterans were at the start of it.
Soon followed by the Boy Scouts.Next was the Dexter High School Marching Band.Polly and I are both graduates of Dexter High School. It is uniforms like this that are responsible for our life-long dislike of the color "maroon." Seriously. If someone mentions the color maroon - to this day all I can recall is the smell of sweaty wool uniforms. And we weren't in the band. Between the band uniforms, the cheerleader uniforms, and the athletic equipment - that smell is my most vivid memory of high school. Oh, these poor kids. The band was closely followed by these lovely and sweet smelling baton twirlers. Next were the miles of vintage cars.Followed up by fire trucks.....and last, but not least, the horses.The best part?? Possibly the ride home, getting that smell of "maroon" out of our nostrils. Happy Memorial Day Everyone - and Thank You Veterans!!

Laurie

P.S. We are still counting polka-dots and we only have 3 La Playa kits left. Thanks for the great response.

11 comments:

Sandra Henderson said...

Laurie, Great photos! So All American! I can't get to parades, so thank you for giving me a glimpse. I can hear the sounds... I remember being in band it was awful! lol We tried to raise money for new ones and eventually did, but it was a long time.... Perhaps one day when ya'll are REALLY, REALLY up and going you can help them get new uniforms. It would surely be money well spent. Hey, this way you could make them a different color~guaruntee ya they'd change the shade of maroon... yeahp! :) More than one way to get it done... :)
Tax ded. too!

Anonymous said...

I love small town parades. We never miss the July 4th parade in Oscoda, MI. They throw candy to the kids from all the floats and antique cars. What fun!!!
~Joyce in MI

Mark said...

Laurie! Sorry we missed you!!! We were up at the gazebo and would have loved to see you! What a great parade it was! Cheers! -Erin

Kim said...

Oh fun!!! I so miss small-town parades!! Looks like a great kick-off to summer!!

pdudgeon said...

thanks for sharing your parade with us. i knew there was something i was missing today!

WoolenSails said...

I love small town parades.
I think Gilly should have been in the parade.

Debbie

Betweens said...

take a look at that ride home how perfect the picture on "Objects that appear larger...." Look at that big head sticking out the window!! LOL
That pup really has it made!!
Love the parade!! that is the best of these celebrated weekends

PamKittyMorning said...

That looks like fun! Especially the picture of Gibby in the mirror. You're a clever one.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Our school colors were a deep rich maroon and gold; I still love those colors!

happy zombie said...

THere is nothing better than a small town parade... or anything that's small town done. I love living in a small town (of 10K)... it's worth every 65 minutes it takes me to get to my nearest Target.

happy zombie said...

Also... thank you for thanking veterans! I would be one of them... so thank you, thank you, thank you!

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