17 comments to Happy Independence Day from Mayberry RFD!
Looks like you all had a lot of fun Happy 4th!
What a wonderful way to spend the 4th!
So fun. Looks like a real All-American holiday!
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them!
What an amazing bunch of pictures! It reminds me of home!!!!! (sniff)
Looks like your town approaches the 4th with many of the same activities/sights as ours! Thanks for the photos.
Beautiful picture essay. Thanks.
Happy 4th of July!!!
What a fun Fourth!
hello all – I can explain the photos a bit … we started with all 4 kids running the 1 mile Fun Run in town. J and I “ran” with the younger two, which meant a lot of hand holding and listening to “are we almost done? Carry me! I want to go home!” A 5-mile race followed, and we cheered on the runners, but didn’t race.
There was a bike and doll carriage parade to kick off “picnic in the park” which is a typical old fashioned town gathering in a big park. Bands played all afternoon, and folks brought picnics to enjoy.
There were tables/booths with yummy food (strawberry shortcake!) and info from various civic organizations.
The Fire Dept. had a demo on the track, where kids could “extinguish” the fire on the plywood house (hinged flames) with a real firefighter’s hose. Other kids were cooling off and acting as “water catchers”
A bouncy-house, balloon animals, cotton candy … what more could we want? No fireworks, but that’s OK!
Great photos! Really capture the essence of the holiday!
The photographs are so beautiful. Happy independence day (belated)
Super photos. Thanks so much for posting them.
Julie – it was especially nice because we enjoyed gorgeous weather after such a rainy June.
Violet – thank you! We had a lot of “old fashioned” fun this past weekend.
Beth – the pics are about as far away from Sarah’s discoveries in the woods as I could get (EVERY LAST CUCKOO). Many more I didn’t have room to post – one of a huge American flag at the top of the fire truck’s extension ladder. Fun stuff.
Those are really great pictures. They tell a story
looks like a great way to celebrate! Thanks for sharing the photos with us.
Sheila and Serena – it really was a fun day. We saw so many people that we know from town/school; great for all ages. One day I hope to bring a picnic lunch and sit on a blanket and enjoy the bands that play all afternoon (younger kids are still a bit too active for that)