Monday, June 27, 2011

Parade Party

Another small town thing we do here in Mabank is "Western Week".  It all revolves around the yearly rodeo, with food, games, bed races, queens to be crowned, and of course the main event the three night rodeo, ending with a dance.  It used to be a street dance, but since building the new pavilion...it has since been held there, with some still preferring the nostalgia  of the street dance.  As a kid,  I wasn't encouraged to attend such a thing, lol.



 Here it comes~!!!!


 Sisters and long~time cowgirls...

Do y'all see Grace Ann?

 Don't you just love have traditions begin?....

 Roni~Roni and Doodles enjoyed it, along with some of my great nieces and nephews!


 Uncle Sam and Besty Ross rode...

A party unplanned is sometimes the best party of all...Many stayed late and played 42.





We happen to live on the parade route!  About 10:00 A. M., I thought what about a parade party!!! And a great tradition was born... with family and friends, especially the new grands. 


Sandwiches, Sundaes, and Chocolate pie following the parade!

Making Memories and Embracing life in a small town...

Yee Haw
Lezlee

P.S.

To all my local blog friends: You are cordially invited to next year's annual parade party!
Save the Date and bring your dominoes!




20 comments:

The Green Pea said...

It just doesn't get any better! How cool that you live on the parade trail. Your family is beautiful!
Have a great week. sandi

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Simple times with family are the best times. We love the rodeo so having the parade in your home town would be really cool.

my name is glenda... said...

Time spent with family for any occasion is a blast, isn't it.
I love a parade....
blessings, glenda

Betsy said...

Oh yes, what great memories you're creating. Nothing says summer like a parade, and how convenient it is to be able to watch from your own yard...forget the parking hassles.

DearHelenHartman said...

Small town parades are an event not to be missed! Thank you for sharing yours. We have our own Gourd Festival Parade locally - always a delight to see people celebrating the good life.

Granny said...

What great pictures. I love rodeos and parades. Traditions are something families don't seem to care for anymore. Glad you're starting a new one.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

How completely lovely! I just LOVE traditions like this. It looks like a brilliant day!!

I shall be saving the date!!

Sarahx

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I love parades!! I have always wanted to live on a parade route..you lucky girl!
xoxo
*hugs*deb

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Lezlee I would have LOVED to have sat on the side of the road & watched this Parade....!!!!!

Being born & raised in a small country town (Pop. 1200) THIS is exactly what comes to mind when I think 'Country'....NOTHING like a Parade to bring the Community together....!!!

THANKS for sharing yours Lovey....It made me SMILE OUT LOUD....!!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah xx

PS: YES....As SILLY as the day is long....**sigh**....!!

Coleen's Corner said...

What fun! I just love a good parade. We don't have enough of them around here. Lucky you to live on the parade path. Love your new tradition - awesome!

A Cottage Muse said...

How fun! Nothing like sharing a wonderful family tradition!

SueBee said...

My dream has always been to live in a small town. Orlando just doesn't have that feeling.
I love a parade!
I see you have my cake topper!
Enjoy your day~SueBee

dogsmom said...

Growing up my sister and I were always part of the aprade, from playground groups and scouts, to being in bands and twirlers and more. It is fun to sit on the sidelines these days.

Linda said...

I love town celebrations like this...in our town it's Leprechaun Days! I love the idea of an after party!

Shelia said...

How much fun! We love parades and it looks like everyone is having a wonderful time!
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Holly said...

That looks perfect! I love a small town parade. I love traditions. This made me smile!

JUNK PALACE said...

Thanks for sharing your parade. It made me smile at 4:00 in the morning.
Lillie
aka Junk Palace

junkermidge said...

Oh I love it! I love parades. And I love living in a small town. What a great tradition you've started -- I start saving up dominoes. ;)
Midge

artteachergirl said...

Looks like a wonderful time! I feel so sorry for folks who do not live in a small town. I know the Parade Party was a hit!! Stay cool! Vicki

Mimi Kinder said...

LEz, Love how the traditions of our hometown continue on with our famiies. And I Love the way you share the small hometown perks with everyone on your blog! not to mention your Fantastic Unique Creations. Keep them coming!