Our journey into retirement and establishing a homestead in Missouri.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Marshfield 4th of July Parade
Judy and Holly took in the Marshfield 4th of July parade while I hayed and they thoroughly enjoyed it. It lasted about an hour and a half and was very typical old time small town patriotic fun from what they described.
This area is very rural and family oriented, no alcohol allowed and they value kids and seniors..its a nice change.
I vow to someday have a truck like this.
An old Oliver all shined up for the parade.
There were lots of old cars, trucks, and tractors.
Like Alaska, there were lots of politicians, unlike Alaska, there were not a lot of political agendas with offensive floats trying to cram someones view down your throat.
There are a lot of Minneapolis Molines around here, interesting tractors.
I am still partial though to the Allis Chalmers and Farmalls
This is the epitomy of a cool car in my opinion.
Lots of old wagons, coaches, and buggies in the parade and a lot of horses.....a lot of horses.
We are kind of the south (this area sided with the Confederacy, kind of Mid West, and kind of west so there is a lot of varied equipment around. This area is predominately horses, cattle and hayfields.
This was an original John Deere wagon.
And our neighbor Ed with his giant Percheron draft horses.
And finally the best looking thing at the parade.
There were a lot of activities during the fouth, parades, fireworks, picnics, and BBQs and we all enjoyed the festivities. Next week the various county fairs begin so we are gearing up for that now.