This is the now famous Blogstock '08 float. You know most if not all of these people. I also know the proper way to do this is to provide a link with each person in the photo. Nope, not gonna do it. They're all on my sidebar. l to r: Janell, Cliff, Ralph, Desiree, LZ Blogger, Jerry, Rachel, Jamie Dawn, Nora, and Jim.
What better way to get the brain working again on this January 20th, a really dismal winter day, than to take you back to mid morning of July 4th, 2008. The location is my home town here in Nebraska.
All of the people in the picture are bloggers and spent the 4th and 5th in our community.
Janell who is a local, (very nearly) had joined us decorating the float the night before this pic was taken, as well as Jerry and Nora and the Jim's. Jamie Dawn and her family had just arrived at about this moment as well as LZ and his wife. Ralph makes Desiree laugh a lot so that's the reason for her posture. Thinking back, everything makes Desiree laugh.
Ralph's , Desiree, and Rachel had already been here for a couple of delightful days of slave labor putting up hay and picking cherries and erecting the big top tent and mowing lawns and ditches.
Everyone who came was to bring a poster to staple to that ingenious float design. We hired R & C float builders to design and manufacture it. Okay, Ralph and I struggled a lot in my machine shed to come up with this. We liked the final product. We didn't like it while we were building it. Ralph got so grumpy and unreasonable during the assembly of the float that I accused him of changing his political affliation behind my back.
I'm going to continue in this manner, post a picture from Blogstock, and write a little story. It's too much work to try and get everything in order. Working with blogger is like trying to neatly put to magnets together.