Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Parade

Some more of Mom's roses are blooming this weekend, others have been scorched by the sun already.  I feel so lucky when I can see them as buds before they bloom, rosebuds are special.  The church bells have been ringing all day and we had a parade go down our street, the only one that does all year.  The other parades are always on main street, but this is the Memorial Day parade so it goes to the cemetery for a ceremony to honor the veterans with the band and flags that ends with a 21 gun salute and a loud canon.  This time they had a big covered wagon for the veterans to ride in the parade, and they all seemed happy about that suggestion. 

All we have of freedom, all we use or know-
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
~ Rudyard Kipling  (1899)


  1. The roses are beautiful.

    We missed our Memorial Day Parade this year. Hope to make it to next year's.

  2. Those roses are so beautiful. I was enjoying some that are in bloom in my year. All too soon the hot sun will wilt them.


  3. The top rose looks like it's made of velvet. Or maybe I should say velvet looks like it's made from rose petals.

    I love that last picture. The generations have so much to learn and appreciate from each other.

  4. Beautiful blog and wonderful pictures. You know, as a young child, we always had a parade in town. Now that I think of it..we had a parade for everything..but it was fun. Memorial day was always special and there was a monument next to our home, where they put a wreath for all the soldiers. Beautiful memory..Some things that should always be remembered..Have a good weekend..xoCarolyn/Rosebud

  5. Your Dad looks so happy, is that Sadie he is holding?


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