Cedar Creek Sunset

Cedar Creek Sunset Labor Day weekend. Darkness is falling like a shroud; dying embers from our marshmallow roast are losing their glow as the sun falls below the horizon, and the sliver of a moon is little help. I notice that the moon is falling behind the big tree. Hmmm, I always thought while the … Continue reading Cedar Creek Sunset

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Small-Town July 4th

Cedar Creek, Nebraska (pop. 300) has its own parade on July 4th.  Unpretentious, spontaneous, last-minute entries, no rules and no politicians make it fun for all ages.  The parade winds around the four nearby lakes of summer homes, so no one has to leave their yard to see the parade.  The only vehicles on the … Continue reading Small-Town July 4th

Donald Trump

Donald Trump, the GOP's presumptive  nominee for president, showed up in the Independence Day parade in Cedar Creek, NE.  Riding in the back of an unadorned black pickup truck, he was in stark contrast to the other festive, red-white-blue entrants. (shown at left) The bombastic, egotistical, self-promoting Trump drew lots of chuckles, claps, boos and water balloons … Continue reading Donald Trump

Labor Day

Labor Day marks the end of summer although most schools have already been open for weeks.  It's the unofficial end of this year's water sports: swimming, boating, surfing (in Nebraska?), tubing, skiing, etc. My six year-old grandson wanted "one more swing" on the rope before going to bed on his last night of the season at Cedar Creek. … Continue reading Labor Day

July 4th Parade

July 4th parades are de rigueur across the country, but nothing is more Americana than a small-town parade (Cedar Creek, NE.  pop. 310).  No public funds are available for fancy float contests, judges' grand stand, professional clowns, balloon artists, etc. The parade comes about from a hand-made sign posted a week ahead of time at the only prominent … Continue reading July 4th Parade