Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Uncle BRAD!!! Brad rode his bike the 3 blocks to be with us at Steve's house. We all took turns holding John til the parade started!
Keith was surprised at the annual parade that comes right in front of Steve and Di's house. The baseball team was marching in the parade. They stopped in front of Keith, who was wearing his Navy Veterans hat, handed him a ball signed by all of them. Each of them shook his hand and thanked him for his service. It was awesome. What a surprise. Very touching too.

This is one of Steve's friends from high school who just happened to be in a parade car parked in front of the house. A nice reunion.

We all wore our Red, White and Blue! John was so good thru the one hour parade, waving to all the units as they went by. Of course since he was so darn cute, EVERYONE was throwing candy at him. Doesn't he look older than 11 months old here?

We picked up Great Grammie at 8 a.m. so we could visit before the parade started at 9. Since Keith lived in Reiffton all his life and now Steve is living in the Richards' house, every unit stopped to say hi. It was like a home coming. Steve puts out the picnic benches for anyone to sit on...a tradition that Pop Pop Richards started many years ago. The weather was perfect! What more could we ask for?

1 comment:

Mitch and Barb said...

Looks like a fun Memorial Day. Little John has grown so much and Marie, you and Keith look darn good too!