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This past Saturday was the 22nd annual Children and the Arts Festival in Peterborough. Deb and I held down the store which was not terribly busy; wise parents took a peek in the door and said “Oh how lovely! I’ll be back alone!!” As they were dragged off by grubby little hands toward the ice cream parlor I thought, “Oh please do!!” Some had more faith in their protegé than wisdom. They ventured in only to have Dad take the kids back out before the sugar-rush they were on threatened to dismantle everyone’s nerves.

The main road into town closed to allow for the events and the feature of the day was the parade. Along with the usual drummers and bands from various schools, giant “puppets” drew the crowds to the edges of the street. Deb and I sat high above it all on the store patio and took in the celebration of children, art, and Spring!!

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12 comments on “I Love a Parade…

  1. julieallyn says:

    Some wonderful photos there, Martha. Fond memories of my first St. Patrick’s Day parade a few years ago. Such excitement and ENERGY!!

    I, too, love a parade!

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    1. How can you not smile with so many folks having fun, right?!

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  2. If this doesn’t say “Welcome Spring” nothing does. What smiles!

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    1. We have really earned a reason to smile and enjoy the outdoors!! Thanks Phil!!


  3. Looks like quite a crowd. Fun and colorful.

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    1. Thanks Susan! So glad winter is finally over!!

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    1. It’s not that far away! This time of year it is so pretty with everything in bloom!!


  4. Touring NH says:

    Looks like everyone had a great time. Such a shame I couldn’t be in town on Saturday to see the parade.

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    1. Missed you Saturday Laura! More festivals to come!!


  5. Marie Keates says:

    Great photos. I especially liked getting a glimpse of your pretty little town.

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    1. I love seeing your home and figured you wouldn’t mind a little boasting on my part 😉


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