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It Rained on Our Parade

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This past Tuesday was the annual Middletown Parade, a summer highlight in our little community.

 

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A major part of the parade are trucks carrying the youth baseball and softball teams, and this year all 4 of my oldest grandchildren plus my oldest son were on ball team "floats."  So I tagged along with Dana and we watched the parade with our own little group of friends...

 


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...including Anique and 2 of my other grandchildren Krew and Juni, who actually live on the parade route.

Small town living at its best!

 


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Juni quickly learned that looking cute and waving at the vehicles going by...

 


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...resulted in lots of candy being thrown our way.

 


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Krew with only the beginnings of a very profitable candy evening.

 

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Juni and Krew would be on a sugar high by the time the parade ended!

 

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Yep...a Fair Queen candidate performing her band duties....

 

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Always a few little tractors in the parade...

 


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Peg is part of our church family!  Such a sweetheart!

 


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Karter's major league baseball team...

 


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That's my boy in the middle!  I can hardly believe he will turn 10 next weekend.

 

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As you can see, as Karter's team passed through, the skies were beginning to threaten and low rumblings of thunder could be heard.  We were hoping it would pass....

 
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Twins Kelsey and Kassie on their pixie softball team float...

 


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Hey, throw some candy our way!

 


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I think it's safe to say they enjoyed riding in the parade!

 

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A growing candy cache!!!

 


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Our friends Matt and Brianna own The Flower Shop, the small town's florist business.

 

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Cute little Rae, the daughter of friends of ours....

 

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And then, the skies opened....

 


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...just as Kaden's minor league team was passing by!

 

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That's our Kaden on the left.  The boy enjoys life!

 


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The rain did not deter the candy-throwers...

 

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...or the candy-collectors.

 


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For the rest of the parade, it was on-again/off-again showers.

 

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Our favorite cheerleader, Abby.  I've known Abby, well, since her Mommy was her age.  Love this sweet girl!

 

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My cousin-in-law (in passenger seat) is bank branch manager.  Hi Jenny!

 

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And that's a wrap!

 

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Everyone was soggy...

 


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...but still smiling!  (Although not always looking the right direction...Kassie!)

Even though it rained on our parade.

 

 

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