Thursday, July 06, 2006

Recap of the Fourth

The parade, in quick recap:

1. Ring of Steel Theatrical Combat (chicks with sticks)


2. The car in which my eldest got his first haircut


3. The committee for peace (by far the largest entry, taking up nearly a city block with a band on a wagon, walking drummers, a 20-foot dove of peace and decorated pets)


4. 1/4 mile of police motorcycles, fire trucks, hazmat vehicles, ambulances and a "mobile command center," whatever that is, all with sirens blaring


5. Old-fashioned bicycles (here being photographed by the fearless and clueless man who felt at home single-handedly stopping each entry so he could take its picture in that slightly-bent-kneed position older men tend to use)


It was all swell. We saw lots of folks we knew and brought home several pounds of candy. Alas, the Bomb Pops were distributed by one overwhelmed man who took to periodically dropping an entire box off. The box that was closest to us was across the street amid a dozen kids. They did not heed his suggestion to "share with them" (pointing across the street to us. Oh well. No complaints.

Then we went home and played outside for the afternoon. And, I got the photo that has to be our Christmas Card cover this year:


Precious, aren't they?

3 Comments:

Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

THAT will be a great Christmas--ur, holiday, card!

They are adorable.

And getting BIG.

Hh

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Julie said...

I had thought that our usual spot towards the end of the parade (corner of 4th and Williams near the Beer Depot) was perfect because it's shady, grassy, and not so crowded. But now I know otherwise. Bomb Pops? There were BOMB POPS????

7:20 AM  
Blogger doulicia said...

We foresook (?) our usual spot (near you, if you recall) because I had a tip on the Bomb Pops. Next year we'll be back by the Beer Depot.

Hh -- Big yes. Adorable? questionable.

:)

6:51 PM  

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