the cottage parade

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Rumors foretold an unusual sort of parade. Wildflowers adorned the route. Rebecca and I strolled to the end of our driveway for an excellent vantage point.

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It’s coming!

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Only 3 entrants in this elite procession. Uncle Ron led with flashers blazing the way.

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Gracefully waving from his tractor whilst towing the “cottage” was Papa. Grandma closed the show in her stately Buick.

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The cottage parade route covered nearly 7 miles of countryside. I imagine the local marching bands were glad their presence was not required for such an extended distance.

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Firetrucks and sirens were not involved.  [gratefully!!!]  No candy was tossed.

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These parade attendees enjoyed the festivities.

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Mr. Bee droned in oblivion.

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The cottage parade rounded the corner and eventually faded from view.

P.S. Local visitors may recognize the “cottage” from it’s former location in the Leininger yard:) It has since been installed behind our parents’ home. Grandma (my mom) anticipates utilizing the “cottage” as an insect-free haven in which she may relax and enjoy nature.

7.19.11

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2 thoughts on “the cottage parade

  1. Lavonne says:

    What a fantastic post!! I laughed a few times reading it. The photos of the Queen Anne’s Lace are beautiful. Don’t faint with surprise that I am commenting on your blog. There, I did it!!

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