Thursday, December 3, 2015

Nothing like a small town parade to start the season.................


Sorry it took until now to get the photos downloaded from SM's new camera. 



Well, we froze our butt cheeks off but it was so worth it. Camped out across the street from McDonald's so we'd have a place to get hot drinks and use the restrooms. We had our lawn chairs, blankets, warm woolies and battery operated lights for the grands to celebrate the Main Street Parade in Belen New Mexico.






Dahl Sheep (a pair and a baby sheep), marching band led by a student director since they can't afford a teacher (great job), Queen of the parade who collected the most money for a charity to get that honor, children on flatbeds waving and yelling, "Merry Christmas", Santa and the Mrs. in the biggest sleigh I have ever seen, and every emergency vehicle in the village, all gave it their best.






The Cuckoos had such a great time waiting for the parade to reach us. We are killer when it comes to inventing games to play. Mostly word games that tickle our fannies. We laughed so much that we made several trips across Main street to Micky Dee's for the facilities. Lots of folks just stared at our shenanigans but we are so used to that. As a matter of fact, my grands are experts at being silly enough to attract attention but not the police........tee hee.

This is seriously the first time that SM and I have had our picture taken since we went to New Orleans 9 years ago. What a waste of time. I don't know why I've never liked to have my picture taken. It's fun now and the grands and Shelley have taken up the gauntlet to find me doing the silliest things and capturing them for posterity. Funny how being grateful for having a chance to have a life will change your outlook on things.

9 comments:

  1. Great post, great parade and love the photos!

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  2. Excellent photography! Take a bowe ! I'm sad , you need SNOW! hahaha...
    Fun Memories! stick forever! xo

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  3. "Silly enough to attract attention but not the police" -- hahahahaha, love this phrase! GK and Ry look super with their coloured lights. Nice to see everyone's photos actually. Oma Linda, you are too cute not to have your photo taken!

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  4. Loved the parade pictures, thank you for sharing them! I'm glad you like your photograph taken now, too! Silly fun times are the BEST!

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  5. Great pictures, although it does look chilly out there.

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  6. You can see and feel the joy and love in these pictures.

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  7. beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!

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  8. Oma Linda, this post touched my heart! Lots of love to you and the entire family!! Big Hugs :)

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  9. The parade is wonderful and the lights so bright, but nothing match the glow on your faces... especially you and your SM. It's so nice to see you smiling and having a great time together. ♥♥

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