So anyhoo.... my calender is now open and I feel like a load has been lifted off of my shoulders. Phew!
This little image made my heart swell with pride! Pride for my little home town and for our lovely country. It makes me want to break out in song.... And I'm proud to be an American! Well at least I know I'm free!
Here's a "character". He thought he was clever wearing his faux beaver top hat. Dork!
There are 4 major components that make up my town's parade. 1. Little old men driving old vehicles 2. horses 3. Indians (Native Americans) 4. Beer
Beautiful headdress on this little guy.
This little girl was so cute!
You wanna be in our little parade? If you have a riding lawn mower and something to tow, you're in!
Little old man in an old car. This little old man is John. As long as I can remember, you can find John walking up and down main street. He visits a different church every Sunday, including mine, and everyone knows him. He is mentally disabled, but one of the sweetest guys out there.
The local VW
Every year, at this time, our little town celebrates with the Pioneer Days rodeo and we crown a young lady to be the Pioneer Rodeo queen. All hale the queen, the runner-ups and their horses!
Here's my nephew, Corbin. We tried to get him to smile with all of our might, but he was having none of that. He's proud to be an American, also.
Watch out! This Indian warrior will scalp ya if you cross the wrong path with him.
More horses. Clydesdale's.
Blaaaaaa! Who let those things in here? I didn't know the Girls Gone Wild float was here?
Look at my kiddo's expression after the above "two items" passed us. That's right, Cody. They are evil.
Holla Natives! This is a Christian Youth group and they had Christian rock blasting from speakers and they were gettin' down! Bust a move Natives!
What's all of that commotion? Oh, it's the beer float. Yup, it's true. As along as I can remember, the beer float has been the hit of our parade. They hand out free beer to the adults. Parents use to send their kids to fetch their beer, but that was outlawed a few years back. I have never seen them card anyone. Nothing says white trash capital more than this spectacle. "Plumber guy's" expression was priceless when he first witnessed this event, thirteen years ago.
Told ya it was popular. The beer float use to have a saloon re-enactment. Can-can dancers and the whole bit. They would always have a poker game going on at the same time. Such dorks.
And then this happened.... my little bro totally caved! Can you see the back of his white tee, on the drunkard 10 year reunion float? Oh yeah, a fellow classmate saw him and then they all started to chant, "Parry! Parry! Parry!" Me and the sibs will forever torture him for caving in.
Here's an Elvis impersonator, leading a horse. Notice the dork standing next to Elvis, holding the red cup. You can see a sea of these red cups at our parade, and you can be rest assured they are filled with the beverage of choice.... beer.