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Old 09-02-2014, 01:57 AM   #20981
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Heck Addie, that's what our first neighborhood would do when we had our annual development cookout! Ooo, Ooo, now I have to look for the pictures of our kids on their tricycles, wheels all decorated with crepe paper, flags and stuff tied everywhere they could. Those would be perfect to post on Facebook for a Throw-Back-Thurday.


I'm relaxing with a bit of wine. Busy day and it seems like I didn't DO anything. Think I'll poke around DC for a bit more and then try to get to sleep earlier than normal tonight.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:30 AM   #20982
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Heck Addie, that's what our first neighborhood would do when we had our annual development cookout! Ooo, Ooo, now I have to look for the pictures of our kids on their tricycles, wheels all decorated with crepe paper, flags and stuff tied everywhere they could. Those would be perfect to post on Facebook for a Throw-Back-Thurday.

I'm relaxing with a bit of wine. Busy day and it seems like I didn't DO anything. Think I'll poke around DC for a bit more and then try to get to sleep earlier than normal tonight.
And if you ask them, they will tell you that those are some of their happiest memories of their childhood. I know they are of mine. I even dressed my dolly in crepe paper I think the only part of my carriage that didn't have streamers was the handle where I had my hands.

I hope you are enjoying that wine.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:34 AM   #20983
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It is 5:30 am and the fire department and two ambulances just pulled up. Heart problem. They always send two ambulances when it is heart or a death. For a death, they don't send the fire department.

Why the fire department? Because they have the key to every door of every apartment building Boston. The ambulance company is supposed to have it, but not all of them do. And the fire department is usually closer than the ambulance. They have the oxygen. It is the same key that opens all the mailboxes.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:20 AM   #20984
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Our small city of 100,000 has the nation's oldest annual Memorial Day Parade - this year was the 130th. Our friends' neighborhood Civic League sponsors a neighborhood parade for the kids. I think it depends on the place and the willingness of adults to pitch in with their neighbors and make it happen.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:46 AM   #20985
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When our kids were young, we took them to our town's July 4th parade every year. I didn't realize how much my eldest enjoyed the parade until she moved back to that town and went to the parade every year as an adult. She's carrying on the tradition for another generation by taking her son to the parade every year.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:47 AM   #20986
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I grew up with those small town parades. Every year the volunteer fire department would round up the little kids in town and they would ride on the fire trucks in the parade with the firemen. Now we have liability laws and the trucks don't leave the firehouse unless it is for official business, no one gets to ride in them but the firemen. I understand it but it still makes me sad.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:56 AM   #20987
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That is sad Aunt Bea.

I have to go to the store to buy some coffee and I haven't had my second cup yet. sigh
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:46 PM   #20988
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I used to love our town's May Day parade. I was in it several years as well. I went back for it a couple of years ago and it still hasn't lost its charm.

Today I planned to work on the fence painting because the weather has been not too cold or hot. so, I look out first thing and it is pouring rain. We need to get this done. The only positive thing to come out of our teacher's strike going until October is I can hire some teens to do it if tje weather cooperates.

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Old 09-02-2014, 05:10 PM   #20989
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I'm trying to decide which method to follow to dehydrate sweet corn...freezer space is at a premium right now (and, if I don't like how it turns out, I can always mix it in with the Girls' feed in December when the weather is such I don't want to venture out to get feed and poor planning on my part [or gluttonous overeating on their part] leaves me short). Some worry about getting coffee (or wine), I have to worry about chicken feed before a winter storm hits.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:27 PM   #20990
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Sittin' back and appreciating having the grocery shopping done and all the goodies put away.

Tomorrow is my day to go to "the big city" to purchase things I can't get locally and to spend time playing with my best friend, which usually includes having lunch out somewhere great. It's always fun and I'm looking forward to it. I'm formulating my game plan to optimize my time there.

Plus, right at this moment, I'm listening to an anthology CD of The Hollies. I've been bobbing my head, tappin' my feet and groovin' along with every song. So much fun....
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