Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Parade

For our readers who missed the 2016 July 4th parade, here are a few photos, courtesy of Jim Fineman:











To see photos of Ocracoke's first Parade, and read an article by Alice Rondthaler in 1953 click here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062116.htm

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:38 AM

    What a country. How many of those in attendance to this parade or any July 4th celebration could pass an 8th grade test to get to 9th grade. Let's raise the bar and select a test from the 19th century. Hey readers to this blog find us a link. And take the grey matters plunge. Post your score if you dare.

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  2. Anonymous7:53 AM

    Could not wait for those that overslept. The Bullitt County History Museum in KY received a donation of a 1912 test. Due to the internet, ABC news and Huffington Post the grey matters plunge takes off...
    Siri would ace this thing. My brain started to hurt so I took a break to Update Ya'll. Good Luck.

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  3. Anonymous4:00 PM

    Thanks for the pix..sorry I missed the real event...I always seem to miss the good stuff.. Maybe next year

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  4. Anonymous1:58 AM

    Those "saddle blankets" in the last photo
    look as if they could be genuine U. S. A. Flags. I hope this is not the case however it looks like the real deal. If so, really, using a U S A flag as a saddle blanket. A saddle blanket perhaps those young ladies should read the Flag Code for the U S A flag Just look it up on your Smart phone

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    1. I too noticed the "saddle blankets." I think many folks have a genuine, but misguided, desire to be patriotic. Over the weekend I saw terrycloth "flag beach towels" as well as miniature flags stuck in the ground indiscriminately. A flag is a powerful symbol, and signs of respect send a positive message.

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  5. Anonymous4:08 PM

    Isn't Hyde county democratic leaning?I'm just saying..............

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    1. I don't have any statistics in front of me, but I think it's fair to say that Hyde County mainland leans Republican, and Ocracoke Island leans Democratic.

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