Sunday, December 13, 2015

Mathews Christmas Parade, Part I

Saturday's sunny skies drew a great crowd for Mathews County's Christmas parade.

There were way too many, my ears are still ringing lots of loud sirens.

And several silent striders.

It was warm enough to wear shorts!  I'm guessing those guys in the heavy cloaks and fluffy, feathered hats were wishing they'd opted for another outfit.  Bermuda shorts, polo shirt and a pith helmet, perhaps? 

This look says it all: "Meeeeeeerry Christmas!!  Is this over yet? It's 70 degrees out here, and that's in the shade, which I'd sure like to be sitting in right about now."

There were some real cuties in this year's parade.

How I resisted the urge to go cup this boy's cheeks in my hands and
smother him in kisses is beyond me.

Hello, neighbor!  She and her husband--who attended the Waverly Lane Christmas party later that evening--sponsor the high school's robotic team.  

The cast of characters was seemingly endless.

Be still my heart!  Someone else in Mathews has a crab hat!!

This is my favorite daytime parade yet, there were so many more unusual entries and lots and lots of horses, which I love. These are but a few of many photos I took; I'll post more later in the week.

In other news, I am still at home resting up from my surgery and return to work this Friday, just in time for Christmas and New Years.  But I'm feeling stronger every day.

It feels good to feel good.


Robert Julian Braxton said...

Encouraging your healing. Spouse in seventh week from hip replacement, a huge difference in most recent two weeks. Quantum leap (so to speak).

Dghawk said...

I'm glad to see you are out and about! of course who would dare miss the Mathews Christmas Parade, besides me? But your pictures are the next best thing to being there. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

SOOOO happy to hear that you are feeling better and lasted through the whole parade ! It looks like a delightful event !! Thank you for sharing the photos. A sweet community....

Anonymous said...

Just checked this site for the first time in a long while. So gad to see it's back!!!!! And very glad that you are doing better. Have a merry Christmas, and may 2016 be a much better year for you. A much much MUCH better year! Betsy

Meg McCormick said...

Happy you're on the mend and GLAD you got some extended time off to HEAL. Good for your body AND your soul.