Blogging week: Day Two
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Anything for the team, right? (Go Dawgs!!)
This is also day two of the long Memorial Day weekend, with tomorrow being the day we observe it since it's a Monday and everyone wants a 3 day weekend, and I get that. The official day is the 30th, however. It's definitely the unofficial beginning of summer.
When I was a kid (and believe me...that was a few years ago), our little town had a parade with the fire trucks, decorated bicycles and the matching band, etc. Our school was so small that we were automatically in marching band once we started lessons on our instruments, and for me that was in 3rd grade! We didn't have a routine...just march and play a few pieces on the way down the street. Later there was a special ceremony on the Mississippi riverfront with the folks from the American Legion who tossed the wreath and flowers into the river. Sometimes there was a band concert that evening, but no fireworks, of course. That happened only on July 4th.
I guess it was idyllic in many respects. Beautiful little small town Iowa located right on the Mississippi River, plenty safe enough to walk or ride our bikes wherever we wanted to go (heaven forbid we ask an adult to give us a ride), and lots of cousins and friends for playmates. What more could a kid ask for? As is true in so many instances, I had to get old and gray to fully appreciate life as it was "back then."
How about you? Have you had similar experiences?