Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Corder Picnic

A big part of my childhood lies in a tiny town in Missouri called Corder.  My grandparents had a farm outside of Corder during my formative years, and every summer we'd pilgrimage out there to get our farm fix.  A part of that fix included the annual picnic held by the 497 person town.  It included a parade, a burger stand and a pie stand, as well as a little carnival with rides and games.  I haven't gone to the picnic since before we were married, and now that my grandparents live in Kansas City, it's just not a part of the summer routine any more.  And like most of life, traditions change and the picnic is probably something that will be cut from ours.  But we were able to go this year, and I was so happy to watch Alaina and Joya experience it.  Even if it was still 100 degrees at 7:00 at night.  It was a hot, sweaty, fun time.

Alaina waiting for her hamburger.  Take note of her hair to compare with later pictures.


Lee has very little respect for these burgers, but ate one like a good sport.

Most pictures of Joya are of her chillin' in the stroller.
The excited crowd ready for the parade.

Alaina was in her element waving at the tractors and floats made by the local churches.

Uncle Jason and Apple Ben instructed Alaina in the fine art of picking up candy

Grandad and Joya

A sweaty girl after the parade at the pie stand

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