A Ringed Teal Duck

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The Perched Bird

“Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings”.  —  Victor Hugo 

More Sweet Nostalgia — Everyone Loves A Parade!

“Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson:   you find the present tense, but the past perfect!” — Owen Lee Pomeroy 

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The start of the Croaker Parade ~~ all standing as the colors pass by.

The first Saturday in July is the Oriental, North Carolina Croaker Parade.    A fun hometown parade that features Miss Minnow, the Croaker Queen, the Pamlico County Community Band, and other clever entries that support the year’s theme.  This year’s theme,   “Embrace Your Volunteer Spirit”, was exciting to watch.    Broad, the main drag in Oriental, and Hodges Streets are lined with families, of all different configurations, waving flags, cheering participants,  and catching penny candy tossed their way by those riding or walking in the parade.   This fun hometown parade could have been an episode scripted right out of the Andy Griffith Show — now that and some of the wonderful entries are some sweet nostalgia!

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My favorite entry!

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A nod to the new Piggly Wiggly Store opening 20 July — (after the Walmart Express closed)

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Two beautiful little girls, but the one with pony tail intrigued me.   I have a series of pictures as they road on the back of the convertible, but the little girl with the ponytail just looked so sad.  I sure would have liked to have known if she was. 

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Flags throughout history.

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Family friends! — Embracing their volunteer spirit through the America Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)!

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My favorite car!

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Sudan Shriners

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Another Fun Car!

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Sudan Shriners on Motorized Beverage Coolers!

Spring sunset, ONC

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I Believe I’ll Go Canoeing…

Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing. – Henry David Thoreau

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Keep calm and kiss a frog…

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“Every Stone Has A Story”

Christmas at New Bern North Carolina National Cemetery

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The Great Blue Heron

The Birds The Birds!

 

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Mattamuskeet Lighthouse

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