Wednesday, December 24, 2008

This is the view from our upper porch as the Autumn progressed of some deciduous trees as they dropped their leaves.

Autumn Flowers: September 16, 2008

Blooms of Hosta, Coneflower, Wild Sunflower, Common Day lily and Japanese lanterns along with the seedheads of the spring blooming Columbine.
Tansy, Wild Sunflower, Day lily and something I bought as a background because the Holly Hocks were weeded out this Spring.
Japanese Lanterns and Wild Sunflowers.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

4th of July parade spectators

Cassie, Kristine and Aunt Mary head down the street before the parade.

What would a 4th of July parade be without cub scouts and crumb snatchers collecting candy in the streets tossed by parade participants? It is always enough to keep a sugar buzz going into the next week.
Here is our contribution to the parade route. We fielded 20 feet of viewers.

4th of July parade Race Rockettes

My favorite part of the parade was the Race Rockettes. They are a senior precision drill team with none their equal.

4th of July parade Brian floats in the parade

The sky color is off because the float was in the shadows. Somehow Brian was talked into being part of this cruise ship advertisement. I don't think it took much, as he is civic minded.

4th of July parade logging trucks

The local lumber companies drove their logging trucks in the parade.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Memorial Day and preparation

If you click on the band and check out the clarinet players my niece is among the musicians.
Larry and Kathy above. Aunt Mary with our family minus one son. Cassie is cutting loose for her Aunt Kathy behind the camera lens.

Memorial Day and preparation

The famliy puts posies on the graves in two cemetaries. One is in Amasa the other is in Channing. This is the first time Amasa pictures were taken. I managed to mix them up in the postings.

The ceremony was at the Channing cemetary. The picture with me in it was at the Channing cemetary because I did not go to Amasa.

The reason they go to the Amasa cemetary is because Bazillio is buried there. This bears an explanation. Bazillio was an Italian immegrant of Emil and Mary Piasini's generetion. He never married and did not have children to speak of. Everyone knew who he was and no one ever spoke badly of him. There was so much love for this man that the church could not hold all the people who came to his funeral.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Preparing for Memorial Day, 5-25-08

Every year since I have been a part of my husband's family one of the members joins the local VFW and makes sure all the graves of the military have a flag and the graves of family members have 'posies' for the year.

This year Mary, Larry, Cassie and Robert enjoyed the nice weather for this annual task.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend, Marquette from Presque Isle

Memorial Day Weekend Aunt Mary on Presque Isle

These Mallards were used to people and had no trouble going right up to the picnic table to mooch treats. I kept chasing them away while we ate. Aunt Mary gave them treats when we were done.