A parade route in small town America is a big deal! Who doesn’t love a parade and when it comes to small towns, a spot to watch the parade is serious business. I mean, in my hometown chairs start appearing early in the morning on parade day. Seriously. How great is it that your can drop off your chair, say very early in the morning and it will be there for you at 5. Yes, this happens and yes, this is small town living. Oh, and by mid-afternoon it’s so much fun to drive down the main drag to see the flags flying, the chairs appearing and you can just feel the excitement in the air. You gotta love it! So, for a little fun, I’ve added a time lapse video of a small portion of the parade route. Yes, I had to do it and I hope this little fanfare makes you smile and gives you a taste of small town America and just how important a spot on the parade route is.
The first recording started shortly before 9 a.m., then early afternoon and then 4-5. And yes, the chairs you see were already there when I set up the first recording. It was fun to be on the road watching people come and go setting up their chairs. Oh, and one more thing. I set the last one up at 3:50, went to Church and then came back around 4:55. I was never concerned about the safety of my equipment, just the slight chance of rain on my phone. Fun time! Now a shout out to Zlatko Cosic for editing the three recordings. I get these crazy ideas thinking I can do anything and he came to my rescue. You can find out more about him, his talents and accomplishments at www.zlatkocosic.com. Thank you, Zlatko!
Take a look at the pictures above. No messing around here. Just your typical parade day in ‘the Burg’. It’s even become a tradition to send a parade day picture to my kids. One text and the reminiscing about homecomings, rides, and the huge amount of candy thrown at the parades start. Picnic memories are made at all ages. As a child, I can remember getting sick after riding the spinning tubs with my sister Jane (#5) and my cousin Sherry. Then there’s the big question, should I wear my new school shoes out to the park – to the years when you’re concerned about what everyone was wearing and who you were going with. From there you move back to the rides with your own kids and you watch them create their memories. Life is great!
Well, I hope this post has rattled your picnic memories and I’d love for you to share a memory with the Sock Box 10 community. It might not be feeling the excitement in the air like me, but we all have those special memories about picnic day and we’d love to hear them. Consider leaving a comment below.
Thanks for stopping by, Rose