Monday, July 4, 2016

Holiday encore ~ Lucy and the boys celebrate our independence

I will never be able to top this Fourth of July celebration post from 2012, so here it is again.
Be safe, enjoy your holiday, and eat lots of watermelon.

George: Mom's been decorating the barn again. Must be a holiday. 

Lucy: You know this has trouble written all over it.

George: I don't mind. I'm proud to be an American.

Alan: Hooray for the red, white and blue...and green? Mom, I need a new halter.

Hank: Let's have a parade!

Lucy: I'll be Grand Marshal.

Lucy: Ok, boys, line up! Smallest to tallest. Hank, you're last. Alan, get over here!
Alan: Geez, she can be bossy sometimes.

Lucy: Hold on...let's watch the marching bands go by first.
Ok, get on up here, Alan.

Me: Good job! Just a few more blocks, then watermelon for everybody.

The one spectator lining the parade route was disappointed that no one was throwing out candy.

Lucy: You've had your fun, now where's my watermelon?
Me: I'll go get it right now. You just stand here and keep the folks at home entertained 'til I come back.
And please don't embarrass me by drooling. It's not your best look.


  1. I loved it then and i love it now... hello sweet Hank. that donkey parade makes me laugh out loud.

  2. You had your own parade! Awesome.

  3. The best! Happy Fourth to you all.

  4. That's was the best! They are so good( love seeing big hunk Hank) and the flags look awesome on them!

  5. Northern AB gal7/4/16, 10:53 AM

    Love it! Happy Fourth.

  6. An American in Tokyo7/4/16, 5:59 PM

    Happy 4th of July!!
    George looks so young here! About how old were the boys back then?

    1. George and Alan were 6 in these pictures.

  7. How did I miss this one? This your crew at their best. And I could see Hank and not have tears.
    Pat all the critters for me. Happy 4th. Joan