Saturday, October 3, 2009

Autumn in Small Town America

This week was Homecoming Week in our small town where our kids go to school.  I have such fond memories of Homecomings Past when I was a young person. 

We worked on our floats every night at one our classmate's. houses.  Those floats were really awesome.  My school had their parade and games on Saturday so it was usually a lovely, bright, sunny day back in Illinois.  Here is a page from one of my yearbooks depicting our homecoming.  This was my freshman year since I can't find my senior yearbook.  And no I am not in any of these pictures.  I was very shy and not involved in anything but cheerleading for the game.

Our day here yesterday was fairly cool and VERY windy.  Welcome to Kansas.  I took some pictures of our lovely parade and pep rally.  

My daughter did everything she could to avoid being in my pictures.  She is an awesome trumpet player who wears a red sweatshirt and doesn't put red color in her long brown hair.

My daughter may or may not be in this picture.

This is my other daughter trying to copy the older one.

At my school the king and queen candidates were driven through the parade in classy convertibles.  This is how our school does it--golf carts. 

Here's a float by one of the classes with our mascot the Wildcat on it.  These kids get one day during school to decorate their floats and that is right before the parade.  I wish they could get to experience all the fun we had.  Plus, we got to know each other at a different level than you do just going to school with someone.

Anna got to do her Kitty Camp cheers again during the pep rally with all the other k-6th grade girls.

All in all it was a pretty good homecoming for the Wildcats.  They "45d" the other team in the early part of the 3rd quarter so I'm sure the players and fans were all happy.  We were not able to go to the game but our girls were there.  Oh, congrats to Queen Liz and King Keith!

I can't honestly remember if we ever won a homecoming game when I was in school.  I just had too much fun cheering to care.  Oh, and I found a picture of one of those awesome floats. 

Happy Homecoming!!!!!!


  1. Love this post! So fun to think of Fall in the MidWest!!

    I noticed you left a comment on my blog, and I don't have a way to get in touch with you (FB is completely blocked in our country now), but somehow your message was in Chinese characters, I ran it through a translator and this is what came back... I thought it was cute:
    "… That thing is the stuffed dumpling? Probably delicious! - The Linda Polson friend takes charge of calmly 01 OCTOBER, 2009 03:01"

  2. That's interesting. I don't remember what I wrote but I don't think it was that.