I spent July 4th in a town in the middle of America. Each year they celebrate the day with a parade. The entire town is decorated for the occasion: streets, homes and people all get done up in red, white and blue. Picnic tables are set up in driveways and lawn chairs line the curbs to reserve favorite viewing spots. They have been holding this parade since 1911. Many residents trace their families there even longer. There was a bit of rain early on, but it turned sunny and everyone looked happy and happy to pose for my camra.
I had a hot dog at a church booth and I shot lots of photos. I hope I can get back next year. Somebody told me that they have another parade on St. Patrick's Day and invited me to come back and shoot more photos. I just might do that.