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Old Home Days
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Les    Posted 08-16-2003 at 14:26:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I suppose in some other parts of the country, you may have different names for the same kind of celebration. A lot of the towns here in NH have them this time of year. I'll be heading off shortly to call a square dance as part of Bridgewater's Old Home Day celebration. Great fun.


ret    Posted 08-17-2003 at 15:14:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Growing up in Ia was the Waterloo national dairy cattle congress. It was known the world over. I still run into some old boys that said they showed there. To those who have not heard of it, it was the big show in the Us. Remember seeing the biggest pulling team in the country once, they had never been outpulled. Man, they were big horses. Someone had a cross between a brahma bull and a longhorn I think, I do remember it weighed 3100 lbs. This was in the 50s. Too bad it is gone like a lot of good entertainment. Cousin used to win for her baked goods . I blew $7 one night trying to get a stuffed animal for a girl friend, she didn't get it.


KellyGa    Posted 08-17-2003 at 13:46:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ole' Stockbridge Days here


Jerry (KS)    Posted 08-16-2003 at 18:17:35       [Reply]  [No Email]

About 12 miles from my house is the town of Mulvane where every year they have the Old Settlers Day parade and festivities. The parades are my bag. I get to take the old JD B out for it's annual spin.


Jerry(KS)    Posted 08-16-2003 at 18:23:51       [Reply]  [No Email]

Trying again to post a pic.
http://www.kountrylife.com/cgi-bin/gallery_pic.cgi?4558.jpg


Jerry (KS)    Posted 08-16-2003 at 18:35:28       [Reply]  [No Email]

The last try


~Lenore    Posted 08-17-2003 at 06:53:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jerry (KS)
is an excellent example or perserverance!
...or the saying "the third time is a charm".
See, dont give up after the first or second try.
Congratulations, Jerry, nice picture!


Redneck    Posted 08-17-2003 at 05:07:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like the old JD but don't it get tired of pushing that dang Ford around?heh heh heh Around here though all the stiff chains are in front of the Ford trucks pushing Chevys.


Richard    Posted 08-16-2003 at 15:58:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Some town celebrations around here in Missouri are Puddle Jumpers, Lick Skillet, Cole Younger Days, Santa Callagone, All have a historical meaning.


Donna from Mo    Posted 08-16-2003 at 16:28:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wow, you must live close to me! I'm 15 miles from Lickskillet, 8 miles north of Puddle Jumpers, and 20 miles east of Santa-Cali-Gon. In my town, the yearly celebration is known simply as "the Wellington Fair".


Richard    Posted 08-16-2003 at 17:08:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yeah, I've visited that one too. I'm a neighbor over here in Buckner, working for the Fort Osage Fire District. Hot Saturday, hope we don't get any alarms today.


Donna from Mo    Posted 08-16-2003 at 17:21:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
And I don't have air conditioning! Any more I just refuse it because people can't believe it's possible to live without A/C, and I intend to show them it is.


Richard    Posted 08-16-2003 at 17:36:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, I didn't turn mine on till just after the forth July. I have slept out on the porch (screened) at night listening to the frogs and crickets. I could survive, but the AC is nice.


~Lenore    Posted 08-16-2003 at 14:54:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have the Trinity Valley Exposition here.
There is a parade with trail riders and horses and school bands to open it up.
Then there is a 3 or 4 day fair and carnival and PBR sanctioned rodeo!
Ours is in October.


You know what...    Posted 08-16-2003 at 14:47:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
ours is....Pioneer Park days.....


Jimbob    Posted 08-16-2003 at 19:30:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
A dutch town 15 miles south of me calls it 'homecoming days'.


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