Monday, October 12, 2009

My World - Year #2 - Episode #1

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Go see the new layout at the My World site.

Something new for me, my wife wanted me to drive in the Kent State Homecoming Parade. I'm usually on the lake fishing. My Granddaughter took the photo of me in the Don Joseph Toyota truck. The Toyota Dealership supplied my wife the truck and trailer for the parade. The students spent their time to decorate it.
My wife runs the EXCEL program at the school, it is for the undeclared students to help them find a major for their college career choice. She has a great group of students to advise.
We were in the located in the middle of the parade and passed the Kent band getting ready to march. Do you think the leaders noticed the photographer/driver? I was going 5 MPH at the time.
It was cool and cloudy as we travelled Main Street. Sometimes the marchers got in front. Tradition is to throw candy to the children. My grandson was the hit of the students and rode most of the parade and threw candy from his hat. My wife's design for the shirt on the back, (Got Major?). Do you get it?
Kent lost the game by one point, sad ending to a great parade.

31 comments:

Vita Stunder said...

Great post and beautiful shots! :)

Babooshka said...

You think a small town like mine would do this more. Love to see anything like this and to capture those colours and visuals is a real treat.

Jack and Joann said...

Oh Fishing Guy, you are in your element with all those goodlooking students and your own grandkids. So what college rained on your beautiful parade by beating you? I hope it wasn't Miami.

Snap said...

What fun you and wife had! Great shots.

Erin said...

your post was so home town football season...loved it. and your grandson's shirt...clever!
thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun day, Tom! Love your photos! That's the way to celebrate! Looks and sounds as though everyone had a great time -- even if Kent did lose at the last minute!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

JOE TODD said...

Great post. I do my best driving in a golf cart that's where I was earlier today. Fishing golfing driving in a parade "A pretty good life"

eileeninmd said...

Great post and it is wonderful to be so involved and be the driver for the day. I would like to throw out the candy too.

Barb said...

Hi FG, Looks like a great family day. Too bad the team didn't win, but the parade sure looks like a lot of fun.

Photo Cache said...

Oh that sure looks like so much fun. There's always a first time, eh.

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Guy D said...

Looks like a fun parade, great shots.

All the best
Guy
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Dirkjogt said...

A very nice view of your life, looks like having a great time.

Reader Wil said...

It must have been a great event! I like the shirts!

imac said...

Nice shots and to see the ol guy himslf too.lol.Sorry Tom.:)

SandyCarlson said...

Very, very cool. You are a good sport. That looks like a fun time.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That seems like such fun Tom.

George said...

It looks as if the parade was very successful. It's too bad about the football game.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yep! I got it.
You look mighty proud to be pulling that float with that new Toyota truck. And I'm sure you were very proud of your wife for the job she's done with the students. It's nice to be included in your spouse's activities.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Tom, That was so neat of you to drive the truck. Your wife does the greatest job with her students. I know you are proud of her. Sorry they lost the game.
Betsy

Wren said...

Sounds like fun. Interesting to see the parade from the other side.

Sorry about your team, we lost too.

Jo Castillo said...

Great day and photos, bet you didn't miss fishing at all!

Pietro said...

Beautiful post with great shots!
Tom, there is an award for you on my blog!

Arija said...

Such a lovely event to be involed in with your family. I'm sure you enjoyed it as much if not more than a day's fishing!

Darla said...

How much fun!! I use to love being in parades when I was a gymnast!!! Love the 'got major'

Bill S. said...

Parades - fun - to watch, fun - to be in and fun - when you are in charge and it is successfully over. Great post and pictures.

tipper said...

Looks like fun! A great thing your wife is doing-it can be so hard for kids to figure out what they want to do with their lives.

Luiz Ramos said...

No fishing World but a beautiful event.
Luiz Ramos

Happily Retired Gal said...

Looks like an experience you'll remember for a while ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Tes said...

Being a teacher myself, I am all for promoting the school spirit!

Nice, colorful photos!

Mary said...

How nice of you to give up your fishing time to drive in the parade. Your wife must have a really interesting job. I wish someone would have guided me into a career when I was in high school.

Glennis said...

Great way to celebrate the 2nd year of My World. Looks like a fun parade you were in, lots of fun for all.