Is it too late to post Fourth of July photos? I think not. It’s still July…for a few more hours.
I’m not a big flag waver or overly patriotic, although I do love this country, but ever since I started living in small towns I’ve really enjoyed Fourth of July celebrations. I love that we (that means Henry) go down early in the morning and set up our chairs with all the other townsfolk. It’s a cute little ritual and it guarantees we sit in the shade. Thanks, Henry! I love that every rescue vehicle, from fire engines to jet skis on trailers, are shined up and driven down the parade route. I love that the two bands go up and down the street three or four times because there aren’t enough music acts. I love that anyone can be in the parade (and sometimes it seems like the whole town participates).
People come from all over to celebrate Independence Day with us. It’s more than the parade, It’s three days of fun. it’s an art fair, BBQs, Democratic Party fundraisers (maybe the Republicans have fundraisers too, but no one invites me to those), old cars, kids wearing read, white and blue, and the big event–the Round Up Rodeo. It’s one of the biggest purses in the country over the Fourth of July holiday.
As usual, we took part in most of the festivities.