One Man Polka Band

Uggh!  Winter is here already, temperature in the teens and snow on the ground. While cooped up in the house for three days, I searched my archived files for reminders of warmer days.  I found this shot taken at the Elkhorn Days Parade in early June.  This man is a local celebrity, playing in beer … Continue reading One Man Polka Band

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

Elkhorn Days Parade

Baton twirlers from a local dance studio caught the envious eyes of two young girls along the parade route of the Elkhorn Days' Parade in eastern Nebraska.  Candy-gathering came to a complete halt while the youngsters studied the bright costumes, shining faces, and proud bearing of the middle school performers. Thought for the Day:  If you're not … Continue reading Elkhorn Days Parade

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