Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Montage

I try to keep the Monday Monday to displays around my house and store, however with today's montage, I just had to show a little of the hometown pride I felt while watching the parade in the small country town of Sandusky, Michigan where we were at for our antique show this past weekend. 

This particular fire truck came from my mom's town of Port Sanilac, Michigan.
Almost every town represented themselves in the area.

What's a small town parade without a tractor or two... 

Or three. A few of the locals told me that this town has a lighted tractor parade at Christmas and it is really neat watching all of them lit up and decorated for Christmas...
I just may have to mark that on my calendar this year.

And of course the local high school marching band is a must for every parade!
These young adults played very well. I could have sat and listened to more songs.

Following this group of policemen carrying the flags, came a procession of veterans.
Everyone stood and started clapping their hands for them.
This gesture made both Bob and I get teary eyed.

The mounted police. I have always loved horses. On the farm I would get on my favorite named Star and ride around the small side pasture bareback with no bridal. I had to get on her by climbing on to the feed rack outside while she was eating and then get on her back. She was so gentle. Sometimes grampa B would yell at me to get off of her before I got killed, but as soon as he was out of sight...I'd get right back on.

I'm not so sure what this contraption was. It had two big wheels and a red canopy.
It  was constantly going in circles. I wonder if the driver was getting dizzy.

The Shriner's in their funny little cars. Too cute!

Well, that does it for this montage.
Tomorrow pics from our tent at the show.

Take care everyone


  1. Thanks for sharing the great pics!Looks like a fun day .Hugs,Jen

  2. Janice, Love small town parades. Our town was that way back when Holly was small and so much fun. As with so many things time changes and our town has grown bigger and the parade now is more commercial and not nearly as fun. We still find our favorite spot and go and Darbee Rae loves it but guess us older folk can remember the good ole days. Can't wait to see pictures of your weekend. Have a good evening.

  3. Fun times!!! Doesn't look like too many were there - or you had excellent seats!! Thanks for sharing! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. I remember small town parades when I was growing up. Sad to say I haven't seen any since. Thanks for sharing the photos & bringing back nice memories : ) Blessings, Shirlee


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