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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Memorial Day

(Marching Band listens to the service during the Memorial Day observances.
Nod is the right, with the camera lens, taking pictures - of course!)

Monday was a really busy day for us. The Kiddies are in Marching Band and Jazz Band, ya see?

Band Boosters decided to sell baked potatoes in the park (many groups sell lunch stuff after the parade and services). So I was helping wash, "prick" and foil-wrap a whole bunch of potatoes and stuff them into the ovens at a church (not commercial ovens, either ... it got interesting!)

We got worried that they wouldn't sell, since it ended up being 96 degrees. Not to worry, we just about sold them all - many took them home (just about everyone walks all over town). Not to mention that we got the potatoes for free. It sure helps to have a BB prez that's a business owner and can badger/haggle well.

The Kiddies had to be at the school at 8:15 to pick up their uniforms (uniforms that are meant to be worn in the fall and winter and not suited for Florida or Memorial Day - i.e. HOT). They were marching with the Middle School band (7 & 8th graders who had never marched before). Parade at 9:30. Memorial service in the cemetery at 11:00 (played two pieces). Sit thru speeches.

Get back to the school to turn in the marching uniforms. Have some pizza. Put on Hawaiian shirts and get back to the park's gazebo for the Jazz concert. Play for an hour. Pack up the chairs, stands and equipment. Go BACK to the school to unpack the van.
By the time they're all done and we're home, it's 2:30. That's when I noticed that the temp was at 96 degrees F. Summer is here, indeed!

10 Comments:

At 9:51 AM, Blogger Fred said...

We just sat around and did nothing all day. I somehow feel like I should have done more. At least you had the Hawaiian shirt for the concert.

Overall, sounds like a typical DDD day in Pezland.

 
At 3:46 PM, Blogger Sar said...

I thought about you running around and the girls being in the parade as I sat in the air conditioned car relaxing on our way home Monday. ;)

It's still too hot!!!

 
At 7:09 PM, Blogger Doug said...

You had all day and couldn't one single batch of fudge?!?!

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger actonbell said...

Those uniforms are really very pleasant in any weather, as I recall. Good riddance to them, for the summer!

Baked potatoes: great idea! (could've cooked them on the sidewalk, huh?)

I hope you're relaxing, now:)

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger The Lazy Iguana said...

Only 96 degrees? BRRRR! I would need a sweater!

 
At 10:34 PM, Blogger AP3 said...

96??? Geez. It hasn't been anywhere near that hot here yet -- thank God!

I remember Memorial Day in Your Little Town fondly. It was always fun in some weird way. Very much a "throw back" experience. It always made me feel like it was 1956.

 
At 11:29 PM, Blogger puppytoes said...

it's posts like this that make me soooo glad our kids weren't in the band (or anything else, for that matter...what can i say? we moved quite a lot when they were young. and we're terrible parents).

still, i remember these days from my own youth (tho' i can't say my mom was around... too hot, don't ya know). all this to say... i'm very impressed! and it sounds like it managed to turn into a lovely day, despite the 96 degree heat! great pics, too! : D

 
At 12:27 AM, Blogger AP3 said...

RABBIT, RABBIT!

 
At 1:02 AM, Blogger Doug said...

Rabbit! Rabbit!

 
At 6:35 AM, Blogger actonbell said...

Rabbit, rabbit!

 

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