Sunday, July 5, 2009

...a 4th of July parade.

Everyone loves parades! There's the Rose Bowl with it's wonderful floats made from flowers, the Macy's Day Thanksgiving parade with it's big brass bands and huge caricature balloons , and of course the Hollywood Christmas Parade (which is celebrating it's 75th birthday) All of these have pomp, circumstance and tradition, but none can beat the true American spirit of a grass roots 4th of July parade! The wonderment in the young children's eyes of the horses, fire engines, cars and marching bands! Things we all watched when we were little, and who's spirit I still try to hang on to today. I guess I'm just a sentimental sap at heart, but in our world of stress and pressure it is so wonderful to take a moment, slow down, and be a part of all that is
red, white, and blue.
Hope you all had as wonderful a day as I did.


KayEllen said...

Beautiful Pat:)
Hope you had a wonderful Holiday!


brian said...

we had a terrific thunderstorm here. better than fireworks really.
sometimes oklahoma is ok.

RobinfromCA said...

Wonderful! Where was this parade? I love all the basset hounds! We had a fireworks show the night of the 4th but no parade here anymore. It's sad. Looks like you had a great time!



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