Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

Life in a small town, like Wenonah, has many advantages, one of which is the best little Fourth of July parade in the country. Many homes (like mine, above) are decorated for the holiday and the whole town shows up for the parade - either as participant or spectator. Those unfortunates who have been forced to move away, come back to celebrate. The festivities start at 8 AM with a canon blast and progress through the day from the early morning parade, to the speeches in the park, on through the annual community party at the firehouse (don't forget to buy your commemorative beer mug!) and ending with a 5K race and a concert in the park. Amongst all of this, it is traditional for some to eat their way from backyard to backyard throughout the day.
It rained a little, but the parade went on as usual. Luckily, the weather cleared in time for the speechifying and Kevin Mullin presented Bob Shryock with the Home Town Legend Award. Bob's humorous speech included the fact that he was Kevin's first basketball coach.
It's hard to describe the atmosphere in Wenonah on the Fourth of July. The town is alive with excitement. The kids are getting their fire truck rides, the adults are milling about in front of the fire house, people you haven't seen all year run up for a hug. This year was my twenty second Independence Day in Wenonah and I hope to be here for many more to come!
You can see more pictures here. And oh yes, this is a knitting blog...
Dancing Leaf Farms, Bee Bop Superwash Merino in Copper Canyon Colorway - EZ's Baby Surpise Jacket for my cousin's grandson.


  1. I agree with you in that small town celebrations is definitely where its at! We got fogged in and missed out on the fireworks.

    Looks like you all had an amazing time!

  2. You have captured the charm of a small town 4th of July. We have a little of that in Norristown. I watch the fireworks from the backyard while your Uncle Bunky is inside with DirectTV.
    I don't know how you can have so many projects going at once. I would get very confused.
    Lovely work!