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Independence Day at Home

Our hometown of Warren, PA throws a big party for the 4th of July holiday.  There is music, a parade, the Childrens’ Carnival and Fireworks.  Festivities began this year on Friday, July 3.   We didn’t participate in all of the 4th of July festivities.  I will share with you the events in which we did participate.

On Friday, July 3, we rode downtown to hear some music.  We went to Music in the Park first.  Throughout the summer months the city of Warren provides Music in the Park every Friday night from 7:00pm until 9:00 pm.  Friday was the first time we had made it to a Music in the Park concert this summer season.  We listened to the band Only Humen for about an hour.

20150703_234427871_iOSOnly Humen is a classic rock trio

We enjoyed the Only Humen concert very much!

We listened briefly to the band Leather & Lace that performed on Liberty Street from 8:00-10:00 pm.

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Both bands were good. My favorite band, though, was Almost Humen.

 

Our July 4th activities began shortly before 11:00 am, when we met my stepdaughter Stacey, our twin granddaughters, and Chris (Stacey’s mother) to watch Warren’s 4th of July parade. We met at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Carver Street, at the start of the parade.

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Harper and June did not stay in those chairs for very long.

The parade lasted 2 hours, and I spent most of that time sitting on the ground, cross legged, with Harper on one knee and June on the other. Stacey, Chris and Bob stood for the duration of the parade.

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That man, his wife and son were already at this parade location, when we arrived.  They moved their chairs over to allow room for Harper and June’s chairs.  Harper and June pushed their chairs back because they didn’t want to sit at the front, alone, beside strangers. I sat down where the chairs had been.  Harper and June liked that seating arrangement.

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_LG16201 4x6Brett Fallon

 

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A highlight of Warren’s 4th of July parade is the candy that is tossed (and handed) to the children.  The older children in this picture went out of their way to make sure Harper and June got candy.

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Neither Harper nor June like loud noises.  June is even more sensitive to loud noise.  The fire trucks hit their sirens in the parade.  You could count on June holding her hands to her ears, whenever that happened.

_LG16228 4x6Harper and June liked the Zem Zem Hornets and their Go-Karts.

This was the first year Bob and I saw the parade with Harper and June. The girls liked the parade, and I am so happy that we were able to share the experience with them.

Bob and I did not go to watch Warren’s fireworks display.  Instead, we sat outside at our backyard fire and enjoyed the pleasant night.

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