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Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Winning a Prize in the Neighborhood Parade

The year after Evelyn was in fifth grade, she and her friend Becky and Becky's three sisters made a special float for the neighborhood fourth of July parade. Evelyn dressed as a Revolutionary War boy, and the four sisters had special dresses to be like the women and girls back then. Of course the Fourth of July is a celebration of the Declaration of Independence that started the Revolutionary War in 1776. That was why they had the costumes.

Our dog Dolly, as you see in the picture, was part of their float. I think Dolly won a prize, but maybe they won a prize for the float.

In this year's parade there were no kids dressed in nice Revolutionary war costumes. Some wore red-white-and-blue shirts or other clothes, and some just decorated their bikes and scooters. There were a few dressed up dogs as well. Here's one:

Addendum: Evelyn thinks their float won two prizes. One was for best costumes; she can't remember what the other was for. The prizes were potted plants. She also recalls that the five-year-old twins (Becky's little sisters) were so cute that they got all the attention.

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