Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy Birthday America....

From Hometown, USA

Independence Day is a Big Deal in my little hometown.  We have the biggest parade in the area with lots of flags and military vets; horses, kids, and queens; floats, Model T's and Tractors, firetrucks and fire hoses.  We even had the local Cowboy Marching Band, Wyoming Drums & Bagpipes, and  Trash Can Drummers.  There will be three days of rodeos, singing in the park, and a carnival that's set up Downtown. The parade started with sunshine and then there was a downpour at the end of it.  Umbrellas popped up and people kept watching as long as the parade kept coming down the street.  The sun broke through and we had a warm afternoon barbequing with family and friends and fireworks topped it all off at dusk.  It was one glorious 4th of July day when we salute our Vets and Troops, and all who love Freedom give thanks and celebrate America.  I hope you had a spectacular Day.


  1. We had a great Fourth. Did you get a little rain in the morning? I hope it didn't miss you. I love the Dairy entry with the little pony. Great photos.

  2. Oh, I love a good parade! 4th of July parades are the best, and yours looks like so much fun. Love the trashcan drummers! Love the beautiful horses. Oh, what a day!


  3. Love this! Seems like it's the right kind of parade for the 4th...
    We had a spectacular day here, too.

  4. Looks like a lot of fun and gotta give a Hooray for rain.

  5. Happy Fourth of July! We love the parade too!


  6. Glad you had a great 4th ! I always love having horses in a parade.

  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that first photo; it IS small town America!

  8. It sounds like the perfect 4th of July Jody. I love hometown celebrations -- they're always the best!

  9. I love seeing these small town parades and their patriotic spirit. My girls were in our w/ the library!! Clarice


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