Being that yesterday was Memorial Day, what better way to spend it than being in a small community with a nice little parade followed by a family cookout. You just can’t beat the patriotism of a small community. They may not have big fancy floats in their parade, but they a lot of heart. There’s always an honor guard carrying the flag,
a high school band playing patriotic music,
military representation (the military contingency would stop every so often and fire their weapons in salute to fallen comrades),
a few local politicians and beauty queens,
various kids groups,
ox cart and tractors,
and, of course, the fire trucks.
John’s son, Tony, and his family hosted the cookout with several of their friends and, of course, John, Cheryl, Judy, and I. There were lots of kids and lots of food, but no dawgs or katts. Katie, Alex, Blue, and Pumpkin stayed home and had their own celebration complete with katt naps, except for Blue who took a dawg nap. You might say that we had a traditional Memorial Day which is exactly the kind of thing we like to do.
We’ve had a great time visiting with John and Cheryl and seeing the other cousins as well, but now it’s time to hit the highways once again. Miss Judy found a new Passport America campground half way between and betwixt here and her sister’s place so we’ll be spending the night there. This will be the “long pole in the tent” of the trip with two long back to back travel days so I guess we’d better get packing.
Take Care, Be Safe, and May God Bless - - - - - - - - -