Monday, September 22, 2014

Homecoming in my hometown.

Homecoming is a big week in my hometown.  Football, homecoming queen and parades!  This year I was on vacation so Dennis and I got to go to the parade and I haven't been to one since my daughter was a senior which was 10 years ago. But, as you know from my last post, the heat is a big deal to Dennis and it was hot.  We found shade for the parade and we had a little breeze so it was OK. These two little girls were the cutest future cheerleaders ever.
So then the anticipation starts and the crowd gathers downtown main street.  They block off traffic and the parade begins!
Here come the cheerleaders!

Here are the football boys.

My niece Karley is the Junior homecoming queen attendant.

Then we have the pep rally and Karley is helping with that also!

Then this is what you do to get cooled off!  You go to our drugstore that happens to have the best ice cream and dive in!
Great day and we won our game!   We love our small town life!  Much love, Cheri

Monday, September 1, 2014

Heat and Cold

Our little town's annual car show was this weekend.  My husband used to love this weekend, but me, not so much.  For one thing, the last weekend in August in Oklahoma is sweltering.  Plus, I am not into cars, they get me from point A to point B.  This weekend our friend Max came and got Dennis to go to the car show.  Dennis only lasted about an hour and the heat got him.  It's a bad deal when a quadraplegic gets overheated and I think he was right on the verge of getting there, but was smart enough to come home.  If there had been some wind it would have helped but of course, this is the one day in Oklahoma that the wind is not sweeping down the plain.  For a quad you can not be in extreme heat or extreme cold, so Dennis and I have a small window of time where we can comfortably do things outside and go places.  I used to take my vacation in July, now I take it toward the end of September. (Life changes, new normals)  But in the small time he was there he got to see a few people and he had a good time.  I, on the other hand, had an hour to myself and it took me 30 minutes to decide what to do.  #quadwifeproblems!  I didn't go to the car show this yea,r but I took some photos a couple of years ago.  There are some very pretty cars and motocycles that come from all around.

                    I loved this one!


My little town always makes me proud.  Much love, Cheri