Sunday, October 12, 2008

Home Town Parade

In many communities around the country fall is the time for college and high school homecomings that often commence with a parade.


Families and friends both young and old gather along the leaf strewn streets to watch the parades.


The children wait with eager anticipation for the parade to pass by. The parade participants often throw candy from their displays which the little ones scramble to gather out of the leaves.

Our parade host and hostess set out this sweet little tray by the bed for me the night before the parade with everything that might possibly be needed for a comfortable stay in their welcoming home.


They have lovingly restored their downtown home over the past couple of years into a place that their family and friends love to spend time in.


Aren't these windows beautiful? This little sun room off of their living room is such a pretty spot.


Here is a picture of the kitchen before the parade viewers arrived that I took just after getting up. Cindy had been up preparing all the delicious food for her guests long before I even got out of bed.


Even in these unsettled times it is a comfort to maintain tradition and enjoy the blessings of the people that we love all gathered together to watch a good old fashioned parade pass by on a beautiful fall day in October.

Hugs,

Sue

14 comments:

  1. Simple joys are the best! Lovely home and it appears a grand time was had.

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  2. Sue, what a beautiful home! and you are so right, its the little sweet things that make everything feel good! what a beautiful day you had!! thanks for sharing! ~ hugs ~ Cynthia

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  3. Good Morning Sue! Had a fun time with you this week-end - so good to have you here! Enjoyed your photos - I've got a few posted on my blog too, but Cindi's house shows much better in yours! I elected not to post any from the evening festivities....
    Love you - S

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  4. OOOH, that is a gorgeouse home, Sue! I love the sunroom windows! Thanks for sharing. Nancy

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  5. Traditions always bring such comfort. What a wonderful day you must have enjoyed.

    Have a blessed week,
    Jen

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  6. Great Time this weekend! Great Post... I think you have captured the exicitement of the parade perfectly mom.

    Lots of Love, Dana

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  7. Oh that looks like so much fun and what a pretty house, love the color of the outside!
    Hugs~Kelly

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  8. What a lovely home and with such good friends it must also be a loving home. There is something about parades that creates an aura of excitement.
    Sweetie

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  9. What a truly lovely home...yes, simple pleasures are the best! And the pleasures of home know no equal!

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  10. Hi Sue :)

    Your friend's home is beautiful! Simple things are the best things :)

    Oh and I walk around my house all the time with the camera ;)

    hugs,
    rue

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  11. Sue, lots of days have passed. Are you OK?

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  12. I have enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing all the lovely photos of your home, etc. It's great to see others who cherish their home and times spent their with family and friends.

    The needlepoint cushions in a previous post really are gorgeous. Wow!

    The parade looks great too and so much fun for the little ones.

    I will add your blog to my 'home' blogroll.

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  13. Yoo hoo! I've been missing your posts! I hope you are on a cruise or something especially fun!

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Thanks for leaving a comment. I so appreciate it when you take the time to leave a bit of encouragement.
Hugs,
Sue