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Our Memorial Day Parade in New Milford

Today was our parade in New Milford, lots of fun was had by all. I took some photographs and made a slide show, tried to get every group in. It was a great parade, the kids were awesome, the bands, the tumblers, Karate kids, the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownies Girl Scouts, and Daisies! Our local volunteer fire departments were well represented, they are expert not only in putting out fires but in marching in parades too! And of course the veterans, and let us not forget the reason we all gathered today, to honor the men and women who so selflessly gave up their lives to make ours a safer and better one.

I missed the duck races, my grandson had to get home, but I left my duck in good hands. He has not come home yet nor has he called, so I am not quite sure where he placed. Perhaps he is out celebrating?

Please enjoy!

 

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Comment balloon 34 commentsAndrea Swiedler • May 25 2009 05:08PM

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Andrea..What a Grand Parade I can almost hear the Music and festivities ..I feel like I am there ..Thank you for sharing

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Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 9 years ago

Hi Hannah, thanks! I do love the parade, but always with a bit of a heavy heart as to the reason why we have the parade in the first place. Thank you!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Andrea, What a Great Parade!  Looks like a fun time was had by all!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 9 years ago

Terrific presentation of a great parade ! ...love the slide show Andrea !

 

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 9 years ago

Hi Andrea-Loved that slideshow. You put a lot of work into this. It certainly was a big event with lots of participation. Loved the duck and the cars. That dog was enjoying the ride for sure. <Glad you had a wonderful time. <WARM SMILE>

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Andrea - It's so nice to see that your community observed Memorial Day in such a nice way!  Sacramento also had it's observation of this important day.  Great slideshow!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 9 years ago

Andrea, a very nice parade! Great photographs and a wonderful presentation! Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Lourdes Hoglo REALTOR® Three Village & North Shore Suffolk Co. Long Island (Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Andrea, it sure looks like a good time was had by all!  Love the old cars!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Hi Tony & Darcy, thank you. Yes, I think a good time was had by all!

Shel my friend, thanks. I had fun doing it. :D

Sharon, I do love taking pictures! I hope you had a wonderful day too!

Myrl, it is a big event here, always has been. Most of the crowd was up on the green, we didn't go up all the way because we wanted to stay close to the house this year. Diaper duty and all, LOL. Thank you!

Lourdes, you are very welcome, and thank you! I love the local parades and fairs. The next big one is in a small town called Bridgewater, next town over. It is a big agricultural fair, and the parade consists of fire departments from all over! I can hardly wait.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Andrea, .....great pictures! I love parades.... this one looked pretty good! They make for a very special way to honor those who have fallen.

Thanks for sharing, Jess

Posted by Jess Graves, Bucks County Decordiva of Home Staging (JessGravesDesigns.Com) over 9 years ago

Hi Pat, it was nice for sure. And my grandson enjoyed every minute of it, he was facinated! Thank you!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Andrea, I hope you left that duck with a camera so we can see what a duck race is!!

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Marchel, I wish, but he is so irresponsible, and really had no pockets to put the camera in. :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Andrea, that was quite a parade............I love a parade! Your community really turned out in full force didn't they! Thank you to all Veterans for their service to our country and our freedom!

Posted by Caren Wallace, Portland Caren Real Estate (Premier Property Group LLC) over 9 years ago

Caren, thanks! I do love a parade too. Last year at our tri centennial we had an elephant in the parade! :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Great job with this blog Andrea.

I love the slideshow.

Now about that duck........You'd better find him. A celebrating duck on the loose can be very dangerous!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 9 years ago

Good morning Craig! Good to see you, hope you have been so busy with real estate that you haven't had time to spend here.

On to the duck... I think he didn't even make it to the race. There was this little duck-ette he spotted before I had to leave, he had that roving look in his eye. The fact that I haven't heard from him leads me to believe he found his paradise yesterday. I have to face facts, he probably won't be back, and I will have to train another duck for next year. All that hard work down the tubes... That's gratitude for you.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Well, you know how persuasive those duckettes can be with those "come hither" looks!!!

 

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 9 years ago

Craig, that was her! How did you get her picture! If you see her pulling some poor slob by the tail feathers, let me know.

Or.. is she yours? Are you sending her in to entice all the potential winners to your team? Got duck races down there do you? Hmmmm...

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Andrea, I don't know what the duck you're talking about!!!

And, I'm not sure if we have duck races down here...I do know that we have pig racing at the State Fair although I've never personally attended them....Perhaps this year I'll check it out and give you a full report!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 9 years ago

Craig, uh huh, ok, sure....

I think you should enter a pig of your own. :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Andrea, I'm all out of pigs right now.

Do you have one I can borrow?

I'll split the winnings with you!!!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 9 years ago

Americana, who DOESN'T love a parade!  Too bad you had to abandon your duck, but there's always next year!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 9 years ago

Craig, that can be arranged. I will have one delivered to your office.

Janna, you got that right, I just love them. Yes, there is always next year for that duck race, LOL. I have to get a new duck though, I think Craig stole mine.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Andrea, please have that pig sent to my office.....postage paid!!!

Postage paid pig!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 9 years ago

Andrea, if you have that duck trained to call home, then he should get an award for that :)

I have heard of talking horses (Mr. Ed), but never talking ducks :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 9 years ago

George, the duck is gone, and I think I know just where he is. Look up... :D

Craig, wont you just die when that pig is delivered to your office... lock stock and ham hock? :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing your parade with us.  Our small hometown parade is very small in comparison but the respect is there just the same.

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Caron, we have some small towns here, one parade was less than 6 minutes long! But just as much fun for everyone. Thanks !

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Andrea - Wonderful post, great photos and fun comments, thanks for the read & view!

Vegas Bob

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 9 years ago

Hi Bob, thanks for coming by! I am always so happy when you comment about my pictures. These were just for fun though but thanks!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Andrea, what great pictures. Who''s the adorable little boy in those pics?

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 9 years ago

Leah, the adorable little boy is my grandson! Thank you!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

g morn were there any pictures of the 2011 parade i didnt seee any on line

 

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