4th of July - Small Town USA

This is one of the reasons we left the hustle and bustle of large town west coast. Small town 4th of July parades. It seems like you either helped set up the parade, were in the parade or both. The kids on the floats call out to the kids on the street by name, everyone waves and smiles and politeness abounds. They honor the war heroes and veterans. The kids hang out waiting for the parade to start and then run out to cash in on the candy thrown by the floats.
We'll try for some fireworks pictures later, but no promises, I may just enjoy them. Because it gets dark so late here, they won't go off until 10PM.


Anonymous said...

We don't have 4th of July here, but I remember ti from when I was a little girl in California.
We have Australia Day on the 26th of January. - fireworks, concerts, public holiday.

Ladynred said...

It looks like you had a blast on the 4th esp. the kids. Thanks for the comment.
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Shannon H. said...

Great photos...looks like it was an awesome parade!

Maisie said...

I love the small town parades too. Those are some great photos and the weather looks like it was wonderful.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

The real America. I just love times like this and small towns that care and have spirit and patriotism. Looks like it was a lot of fun.