Sunday, July 18, 2010

July 18, 2010 - Barnstead NH Homecoming Day

We went to visit Earl's sister, Susan, and her significant other, Lloyd this past weekend, to see Lloyd participate in the Barnstead, NH Homecoming Day celebration.  Barnstead NH is a small New England town of less than 4,000 residents. They celebrated their Homecoming Day with a parade.
The Shriners Marching Drum Corps.  Our friend Lloyd volunteered to be a "puller" on this hot and humid July day.
The mini Corvettes are associated with the Shriners.  These cars are no longer being made.
From mini-Corvettes to monster trucks, grins.
And antique vintage rides and service vehicles old and new.

The new replaces the old.

A green fire truck?  Yes!  You can't see it clearly in the photo, but behind the driver's side door, there's wording that says, "It's not easy being green."

There is kind of a sad pride in me as I see these young boys dressed as historical patriot soldiers.  So much had been given and sacrificed so that we may be where we are today, celebrating Homecoming Day.

And today, so much is still being given and sacrified by our young men and women so that we may have continue to enjoy Coming Home for all our days.


  1. What a neat parade. Love the tiny Corvettes and my boys would love all of the vehicles. Well all except the horse drawn ones. :)

    Looks like you had a lovely weekend my friend.

    Have a great week ahead!

  2. Glad to see you back! Nice account of the parade.