55 degrees this morning and sunny when I went walking.
Quiet around town at first and then people were out and about
getting ready for the parade and other 4th of July activities.
Walked all over town, the lower cemetery, the ball park loop,
and up Sale Barn Rd a ways.
People were at the Fire house starting to get the food prepared
for after the parade.
Someone was getting one of those mechanical bulls set up
as well as a bounce house for the younger kids.
The fire engines getting a final shine and a flag for the parade.
The first chairs I saw saving spots along the parade route.
Took a bunch of pictures of flags that people had put out
and made a collage out of just a few that I saw.
Roger was out walking Andy.
John walking his dog.
Haven't seen Margaret for a while so stopped to chat with her.
Joy was out walking too.
As I was nearing home I saw 4 deer run across the road.
Walked 6 miles
We've been to town other years to see the parade but stayed home this year.
We puttered about the house and yard today.
Went for a ride in the ATV around Happy Trails.
I made potato salad to go with the grilled hamburgers
and corn on the cob
which we ate out back on the deck.
The weather was perfect.
Sunny and in the high 70's - it may have reached 80.
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Today 51 years ago Ken and I met.
I've told this story a few times before but to those of you
who are new to reading my blog may not know the story.
Our meeting is somewhat unusual.
My mother and father were divorced and my dad had a
boat which he kept on the Hudson River, in Nyack, New York.
I would drive up to the boat on weekends to see my dad and his girlfriend Jeanne.
One 4th of July I went up to the boat for the holiday
with my boyfriend and another friend of mine to spend the day.
Jeanne's two kids were to be there too
and I would be meeting them for the first time.
Her daughter Kathy was there with her 10 month old baby, Diane.
Her son, as you probably have guessed is Ken
who came up to the boat with his girlfriend.
Well when the two of us met there was a connection right away
and Kenny captured my heart that very day.
It made things a bit awkward
because we both happened to be engaged to other people.
We ended those engagements and started dating.
We were married the end of January just 6 months later.
Though my dad and Ken's mother did get married
they got divorced several years later
but for a time Ken and I were step-brother and sister!
My mother in law was also my step mother.
My sister in law was also my step sister.
When David and Debbi came along, not only were they our kids,
but also our nephew and niece.
Pretty crazy huh.
Thanks for stopping by.
A happy day to you. 🤗
👩🏻🦳 happyone ❤️
🙂Be the reason someone smiles today.🙂