Saturday, July 5, 2008

Parade, Picnic, and Rain

Staff at the VA nursing home chose Granny to be the Grand Marshal of the Fourth of July parade at Shepherdstown, WVa.

Despite the forecast for rain, the bad weather held off for a very special day. Granny was just tickled to be in the parade, and we all felt very blessed that she was well enough to participate.

The parade was just the right length--about fifteen minutes and had all of the elements of a good parade: fire truck, girl and boy scouts, candy, clown, a big flag, historic vehicles, and the color guard.

Shepherdstown is a cute town. I had been there only once before and didn't really have any time to look around. One Two Kangaroo is a great toy store; I could have dropped several hundred dollars in there. They had a lot of wooden toys and Melissa and Doug art supplies, which are our house's favorite. There was also this baby store, Lullaby Lu, that had some of the most beautiful handmade items in it that I have ever seen.

After the parade, everyone came over to our house for supper. It was pouring rain though by that time, so we moved everything inside. Too bad--I had planned on having a campfire with smores and had gotten bubbles for all of the kids. Oh well, maybe next time.

Went to Joann's Fabric store this afternoon and got fabric to make S a dress. I'll post pics when it is finished.

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