Thursday, January 29, 2009

Here: Courtney (of JD fame) Janell, JD and the Rev, Rachel and Mrs LZ, have just arrived and begun getting to know each other. JD has this meet and greet thing down to a science. She cleverly carries a bag of candy to get people be friends with her. Janell will soon be her next 'friend.' The ploy does work.
Everyone here appears to have a camera and using it for protection. Mr & Mrs LZ (on left) have just arrived and to make sure they don't get too close, everyone held their camera up. The other five in view are Janell, Nora, JD, Rachel and the REV.
The rear view of the float just before we begin the parade. The top poster on left is Rachel's and on the right is LZ Bloggers.
It was the design of Nora to collect food for the local food pantry during the parade. We notified the locals through the paper of our plan. We had street walkers collect the items from folks along the parade route.

Thru the magic of computers, this is Nora with the loot we collected during the parade. I put the groceries in the pic (they were 'cut out' of my van, and placed here, on the float, beside Nora. This is the photo that appeared in the local paper the next week with a nice write up.
It's time to load up and go. Everyone was to find a chair. On Left: Janell, Jerry (who looks like he's getting ready to throw Jim under the trailer and steal his chair, Mrs and then Mr LZ, Jim in red stripes, Rachel and JD's dress. (I'm assuming she was still in it at this point.)

I would like to have included a few parade pics but they'll be next time. I don't trust Blogger. All of this could simply vanish and in a flash be on it's way to internet heaven. So 'Publish Post' is my choice.

21 comments:

Granny Annie said...

I should have known that JD carried a bag of candy! Shouldn't she be reported for that?

Hey Cliff, I double dog dare you to take the hat challenge via Nora's blog.

EV said...

Nora had a great idea in collecting food for those in need. These "July" pictures are particularly heart warming this time of year.

Rocker_MoM said...

makes me sad cause I shoulda been there!

Lanny said...

You all look like you had entirely too much fun

DOR said...

Happy Birthday!

Live Well, Laugh Often & Love Much said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

Cliff said...

Too kind girls, but thanks so much.
It looks like it will be a good day.

terah said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

So you thought you could keep something from us? Ha. Better luck next time buddy. So without further ado. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear ole Cliff. Happy Birthday to you :o) Lisa

bobbie said...

Uh oh - you've been outed! Happy Birthday, Cliff!

WOR said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday my dear friend!

Cliff said...

You folks are too kind. And also, thanks for the calls.

Rachel said...

Well gosh Cliff!!! Here it is your birthday and I barely made it! It's 11:09 right now, so at least I'm getting it in today! I do hope your birthday was wonderful!! Very Happy Happy Happy Birthday!! I guess you turned about 48. I'd say that's about right!

I love all these blogstock pictures! It was soooo much fun!!!

As to your previous post; it's VERY frightening!!!

possum said...

OK, I am a day late - but Happy Day After! And MANY more!

Lucy Stern said...

Was it your Birthday? I didn't read that...How did I miss it? Well, Happy Birthday anyway....lol... Hope you had a good one.

It looks like you really enjoyed Blogstock.... All of your cold weather is making you think of warm weather fun! I wish I could have been there, but I wasn't so I do enjoy looking at all of the pictures. If you need pictures of the parade, LZ has a bunch of them...You know how he is with a camera. Have a great weekend.

Oh, on that tip about not going shopping, you forgot to end the quote: Never go shopping, at night. TF will not let me out the door alone at night to go shopping. He is either with me or I don't go.

Lucy Stern said...

Cliff, On your post down below: I'm with ya guy, all the way!!! It makes me mad too.

JunieRose2005 said...

Cliff<

Oh! What fun you folks had! Dang! Wish I could have been there too!

LOL_ you really needed a Junie Rose in that mix!!

:) Junie R.

Jamie Dawn said...

Yes, I was still in my dress at that point. The Blogstock Skinny Dipping didn't occur until later, down at the river. Woo Hoo!! We bloggers sure know how to have fun!
(JJust kidding, for any idiot who might think I am serious about the skinny dipping in the river...
It actually took place in the city pool.)
:-)

Fun times were had by all.
I've got some mighty wonderful blog buddies!!

Marla said...

Great pictures and looked like you all had fun!

nora said...

Happy birthday Cliff.
Can we use the magic of photoshop to shave off the 25 pounds I've lost since that photo was taken?

And a very belated thanks you for hosting Blogstock. It really was one of the highlights of 2008 for me.

Jim said...

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That's my singing, it's been reduced to that by an ingratful choir director.
I am sooooo far behind on my blogging. Sorry this is late. A fellow in Colorado said that a him was having a birthday on the 29th.
Dad's was the 28th. You probably knew that.
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