Saying for the day: Sometimes your not as old as you look.
In 1976 the nation celebrated its bicentennial and , of course, the Linna family of Crystal Falls celebrated as well.
Here are some pictures of what we did for the celebration.
My poor kids were dressed in these old style clothes and got stuck carrying signs in the parade.
I wonder if they remember that.
I’ll have to ask them.
I put on the clerical collar of 200 years earlier and used it in church on Sunday.
My wife made herself an outfit that looked a couple of centuries old.
In the town’s big parade the Church had a float that Betty remembers staying up all night to complete.
I marched along side in the old time garb including a fake mustache.
It was most certainly a fun time.
I also made a special latch hook for the occasion and added a bicentennial train to the HO layout I had then.
News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my back yard with the nicest people this side of the bridge– Well Eino got his Stanley Steamer running so it looks like there will be a steam car in the parade Saturday. People are really looking forward to seeing it. Last Lutheran intends to enter a float . The rumor is that Pastor Marvel is going to wear his Captain Marvel suit and the float will have to do with heroes. I think I’d like to see that.
The bread baking contest took place yesterday and Big Rudy entered a loaf of wild berry bread. He picked the berries himself and made several loafs. He got second place behind Doris Miller. People didn’t even know Big Rudy could cook. He was more likely to be in a bread eating than a bread baking contest. He sure seems to have changed.
Poor Tommy, the undertaker’s son, was plagued all day by people asking questions about the White Rabbit and Tommy’s ability to fly. They thought he was the Tom that Robert referred to in his story yesterday. The first time they asked him about flying he looked really confused. When they asked about the White Rabbit’s secret he looked scared. When he discovered what it was all about he began to take it in stride. The poor kid gets in enough trouble without being mistaken for a person that Robert probably made up.
Robert is still doing tours and driving his taxi. With so many things going on his business has greatly improved. He has even added a little to the Chicago Hermit story. He says that if you stand by the statue you can, at times, hear moaning. Eino says that’s nonsense for the tourists.
Nancy said the price of saffron went up again and she is going to have to raise the price on a saffron bun by ten cents. She hates to do it but she just has too.
Pastor Marvel is planning on using an old English liturgy on Sunday in honor of old time days. People will worship like they did 200 years ago.
The White Rabbit has been making appearances all over town and has been seen by many tourists. Some even have taken pictures of him in his pretty pink sweater . But nobody has caught up with him. There, however, have been no dragon sightings.
Finally some of the men repairing the yellow brick road ran into a 25 foot Boa Constrictor slithering down the road. Tomas Petrovich said that this fills another condition of Driblet 67 of the great Seer and Poet Alexis Grengicoff. You can read them all on his website" The White Rabbit Commeth". Tomas is telling everybody to get ready , but for what?
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Sue was drawn yesterday . If either of the two names drawn today should match her name she wins what's in the prize box.
Betty got up early and the names drawn are.....
Sister Chris and.............
Sorry Sue ( Sorry Bree. I tried) if either of today's names are drawn tomorrow when we draw only one name that person gets the prize. Sister Chris has one chance in 235,437 of being drawn and Stacy has one chance in 580. Good luck.
I checked in at Quilldancer's blog this morning and I see where Lori is still on top. I on the other hand languish near the bottom. I read that the top two are being pushed by pastor's wives. I hope one is not mine because she is supposed to be puching in votes for me.
I also spent a little time voting for Javanagogh's son's musical group. You can help out by going to her blog and there is a link there to the voting.Her blog is A Planet Named Janet. the group is called The Dorothy Hearlds . When you go to the site to vote look for a pulsing blue arrow and click on it.
I spent part of the morning working on the computer . In the afternoon it was back to the basement and packing up the last of the o27 train stuff. I looked at the piles of boxes ready to take with us and thought why? We haven't missed any of that stuff. If we don't get this house sold we'll be looking at those boxes forever. Well I need ab reathing treatment.