Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday --- a rainy day parade

Since I was missing from blogdom the entire summer I am going to use this week's memes devoted to the color red to kill two birds, so to speak. It will allow me a catch everyone up on one of my favorite summer activities while showing off some of my photos containing red.

Now I readily admit that I am not a world traveler. But, thanks to the US Navy the Old Salt is. So I was surprised to learn that I could actually take him to see something better than the others he has seen. Apparently, spending the fourth of July in Omaha dose just that. The Old Salt has been happily telling everyone that Omaha does the fourth better than anyone else in the world.

This past July was our third trip together, to celebrate both our nation's birthday and my birthday, in Omaha with my sister who shares the same birthday. This year's fourth started out dark, dank and very wet, but all that rain did not put a gloom over the annual neighborhood parade in which my BIL served as Grand Marshall on his patriotic bicycle. My sister, Veda, was even able to maintain her smile dispite the fact that her tiny red and white umbrella did not keep her sparkling striped dress dry. Even the family dog joined my nieces on the march up and down the neighborhood street as all the other families came out to march and play in the rain.

Fortunately, by midday the sun was shining and block parties were spilling into the streets that would be littered with the trash left behind as one block after another tried to out shine the others with their firework displays.

Tuesday is the day that Mary at "Work of the Poet" hosts Ruby Tuesday. Rednesday is a Wednesday meme hosted by Sue at "It's a Very Cherry World." Both memes are dedicated to the color red. To join the fun or just check out what Red others are excited to share visit Mary and her friends at Ruby Tuesday and Sue and her friends from Rednesday


  1. I am glad the rain didn't dampen the spirit.

  2. Hi sweet lady...

    It's so nice to see you, my friend! I bet you have had a busy summer...looks like you had a fabulous 4th of July! You know, all my dad's family is from Ne., a little town called Fairbury. It's about 100 mls. due south of Omaha! Loved seeing your photos, Rita! Thanks for sharing them with us today! So happy to see you back, Darlin'! Drop by for a visit when you get a chance!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. Glad you are back and still had an enjoyable parade. A little rain does not hurt. Looks as though it still went very well.

  4. Your family in Omaha really knows how to celebrate the 4th! Love that bike, and your sister's sparkly patriotic dress!
    Happy REDnesday!

  5. rainy day parade
    no one’s spirits are dampened
    happiness within

    Angel of Mercy

  6. It can rain on your parade and still have fun! Looks like everyone was enjoying themselves!!

  7. Looks like you had a fun celebrations with your family!

  8. Rita,
    What great photos you got here. You did a lot this summer. A lot to catch up on. Love that red,white and blue. That lady looks like she's having fun.


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