Holidays

Weekend Happenings

This past Saturday was so gross! It was so foggy you could barely see anything when looking out the windows. The fog was supposed to lift somewhat by 10 Saturday morning, however it just continued to get worse all day. It was also very cold. So I decided to stay in and do absolutely nothing. I crocheted another hat and watched old reruns on television. 

Sunday was our town’s Christmas parade. When I was little the parade was always at night. The floats were always lit up and looked so pretty coming down the street. I would sit on the top of my granddad’s truck and watch as the parade went by. I hated the drums because they were so loud that I could feel them pounding in my chest. Funny that I grew up to be in the marching band and now I love the sound of those drums coming up the street! 

There are a few really pretty floats every year, but mostly it has turned into business advertisements. I don’t really like those too much. I love it when people take the time to get creative and put together a beautiful float. It seems to have so much more meaning. My doctor’s office even had a float in the parade! Really?!

The temperature on Sunday was supposed to be almost 70! In December! That didn’t actually happen as it stayed cloudy all day and in the 50’s. By the time the parade was over it was turning breezy and started to get very chilly very fast. 

Here are a few pictures I took from the parade. 

Charlie Brown Float
Pirates. I’m not sure what this has to do with Christmas…
Rudolph Float
Little Ninjas 
Jesus Came for the Misfits (Island of Misfit Toys from Rudolph) 
Santa and Mrs. Claus 

There is a television show on the Discovery channel called Moonshiners. It’s a show about people who make illegal moonshine in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia (where I live). Tim Smith is on the show and he just happens to live about an hour or so away from me, which I think is pretty cool. He’s always in town at Buddy’s BBQ (only about 10 minutes from my house!). Buddy’s BBQ has a signature “moonshine” sauce that is actually made with Tim Smith’s moonshine. (Don’t worry, it’s legal.) 

I’m sure you’re probably wondering why I’m rambling on about some random moonshiner from the Discovery Channel. Well, he was in our town parade today driving the Buddy’s BBQ truck! 

I have to write about it because that’s as close to fame as our little town will get. Although, if you pick up a book about moonshiners in Virginia, our little town is definitely in there! So I guess we’re pretty famous in the history books. Just not in a “legal” way.  😀 

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30 thoughts on “Weekend Happenings”

      1. Have you seen the inflatable “Christmas dragons” that people put in their yards? What the —??? Have you read Revelation 12? The dragon is the devil, trying to kill Jesus as soon as He was born! I’m sure people aren’t thinking of that when they buy these dragons, but what the heck ARE they thinking??

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  1. How many sips did you have? Lol!! Jk! Looks like a great time! I guess they had the pirates because they’re popular right now. I never cared for them.

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  2. The marching bands have become my favorite since my daughter played in the band throughout high school and college. In high school and her first year at university she played clarinet then she decided she wanted to join the drum line. Since they were very short of people they accepted her and taught her to play. She loved marching band and really misses it now that she is done with school.

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  3. We had horrible weather this weekend as well. Yesterday was awful, rainy & foggy! I had an appointment so I had to leave the house, but otherwise I would have hibernated as well! 😉 We don’t have a Christmas parade in my town, but what fun!

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  4. What a fun celebration! Since moving East, I am enjoying how all the little townships have their festivals and parades. It seems like there is always something fun going on. It got up to the low 60s by the end of the day on Sunday and it was like a nice treat. I really like weather variety 🙂

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