Friday, July 2, 2010

THE BAND GIVES A PRIVATE PERFORMANCE AND MRS. BIRD MARCHES TOO

Every year the Timpview High School band marches around our neighborhood in preparation for the 4th of July parade. This is the woman who makes sure this happens. She emails the band teacher and tells him how we are looking forward to their pre-4th of July practice parade. Thank you, CindyThe shadows on the mountains were still long from the morning sun. The neighbor's geranium was probably happy to get those first rays. The only thing better than a private neighborhood band parade would be for them to be wearing their uniforms. We will have to brave the real parade heat/crowds/sometimes rain/noise/confusion for that.

The 4th of July, there isn't another holiday like it!

Here comes the band. The band marched around "the circle" twice. Here is the neighborhood gang, waiting for them to come around again. Every year our neighbors have a grandchild just this size. How do they manage it? Here he is following the band. He's patriotic that way.And I heard from Mrs. Bird. As she was getting dressed--she only had her pajama bottoms on--when the patriotic mood got to her too. She started marching down the hall. Now, Mrs. Bird was a drum majorette in her high school years so she has skills--she is also well endowed and gravity seems to have given her a reprieve. The feather duster was tossed in the air and caught just as her husband came in the house.

The 4th of July has many perks. The parade, celebrations, the Art festival downtown, vendors selling ethnic foods of all kinds, the hot air balloons that fill Fox Field and then the sky, family picnics and barbecues, the Stadium of Fire, Fireworks, and private marching expeditions for one.

6 comments:

Pam's Place said...

Sorry I missed the parade. I didn't even know they did that!

Glad that you clarified that Mrs. Bird was IN HER HOUSE when she paraded around in her pajama bottoms, well endowed and tossing feather dusters into the air. For a minute...

hillary said...

The band right exactly in your cul-de-sac what a joy. They would have blown right away up at our house the past few days.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

thats very cool love them in their comfy clothing i always feel bad for the band in their hot stuffy uniforms :)
trying to shake the envy of still well endowed perky feather dusters out of my head LOL LOVE IT!

Michael Rawluk said...

Maybe every neighbourhood needs a marching band.

Karen Deborah said...

I am thinkin that Mr.Bird is a very happy man.

Annette said...

You have captured the spirit of the holiday. How lucky to have your own personal parade.