Happy 4th!

Remembering the 4th of July 
the way it used to be...   
Small Iowa towns around here, including Pella and Sully, have had parades on the fourth with everything from "a lawn chair marching drill team" where they clack their folding lawn chairs to the beat, to huge new combines and decorated semi trucks and trailers and kids on patriotically decorated bicycles.  


  1. Those times pictured were sure better than the times we are now living in. (Yep, how's that for throwing water on the firecrackers?) Here's to the good times and feelings surrounding the 4th of July celebration as it was in days gone by. And may they come again to America.

  2. Hard to imagine how open we used to be....

  3. What a breath of fresh air. Reminds me of the small town I grew up in Connecticut. So wonderful. It's sad so many homey and honorable things are being cast aside.....


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