After a heavy rain Saturday morning which postponed the parade 30 minutes, it got underway at 10:30. It’s a fantastic parade if you’re a kid who loves candy! Many high school classes hold their reunions over the weekend and many ride in floats in the parade. It’s just a fun weekend in a small Midwest community!
Here’s a few typical parade entries in a small town.
Cheryl, Reed’s Grandma, would not turn around so I could take her picture!
2019 marks 40 years as a dentist in Garner for Roy, Connie’s husband, and his staff went all out for the parade! Here’s Connie and Roy in their orange VW bug.
And here’s Roy 40 years ago – this was a very clever show of “support” from his staff! They even gave me one! Ha!
A new family practice clinic is opening Monday and the open house tour took place after the parade. Dr. Renee Diamond is heading up this clinic. Here she is walking with her son Dawson – Dawson and Ella are the kids who helped plant the garden.
By the end of the parade it was hot and steamy.
Our cousins from Illinois met us for the parade in their way to Yellowstone. Bruce and Cassie were traveling with 2 granddaughters and their little dog, Chauncey. Chauncey is a little dog who goes everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE with Cassie! He is happy in his little carrier bag and never makes a peep.
About 10 years ago someone called me about seeing a little black dog on the gravel road just across from us by the highway. I immediately went there with a carrier and found this little dog – I followed him into Emma’s yard and enticed him with food into the carrier and took him home. In the garage I discovered him to be one big matted mess and had no idea if he would bite me if I cut them out. He was just scared to death and I cleaned him up as best I could, fed him and took him to the vet. I called Cassie who had just lost her little Yorkie and made arrangements to meet her half way to give her the little dog. Fast forward about 10 years and here’s Chauncey today.
My most successful rescue!
And there’s just another glimpse of life in the Midwest.