Saturday, July 05, 2014

Spontaneous Celebration!

Today's re-scheduled Independence Day Celebration was abbreviated to a simple flag raising and the singing of the Star Spangled Banner at 9 am. At least that was the official plan. But there was more to come.

Just before 3 pm Bill called to let me know that two entries had shown up at the Topless Oyster for a parade! Eakin, Lachlan, Lou Ann and I rode our bikes out to take some photos. After a quick trip across the street to the Variety Store to purchase a few American flags we got in line for the parade.

It was quite a hoot to ride through the village, waving, wishing everyone a Happy Fourth, and tossing candy to the children.

Brenda, Ian & Melissa led the way, followed by young men from Pennsylvania (I think they are working at Howard's Pub this summer) on their Pirate Float. Lachlan, Lou Ann & I were on our bikes behind them (I don't know what happened to Eakin). At the last minute Gary joined in, and brought up the rear in his van (he will tell you he won first place in that category!).

It was a great parade.


  1. Great parade! Way to show your American spirit and pride!!! Love your posts!!! And will be on the island soon! Take care!

  2. So glad ya'll had the fun of celebrating! I too hope to be there very soon. Maybe Monday, if the start letting visitors back on the island?

  3. Vickie P7:12 PM

    What a show of resilience in the face of adversity!

  4. Anonymous10:13 PM

    I love it!

  5. Bear MacDonald9:08 AM

    What a beautiful little parade! Y'all have proved once again that it is not about quantity but spirit and quality.

    I'm grateful that there were no injuries and damage was minimal considering OI took the full brunt of a Cat 2. I hope that the highway restoration of Rt. 12 to the north goes well and the folks on Hatteras are making out OK.

    Is there any word on how bad the damage is to Rt. 12?