Say It With Me – Quasquicentennial

Posted on July 14, 2009. Filed under: Mommy Moments, The Parenting Thing | Tags: , , , |

bannerWe spent last weekend celebrating my hometown, Bancroft Nebraska’s Quasquicentennial.  Quasquicentennial – a 125th anniversary.  Ok, so I never actually said that word — we just called it Q125! 

 

The town did a great job pulling everything together.  There were a ton of activities beginning Friday.  My Mom was in charge of opening ceremonies.  There was a slight snafu with the Lt Governor being a bit late but it came out just fine. 

 

My parent’s business, Northeast Tractor Salvage, sponsored the tractor show.  Over 100 tractors showed up which was a great turn out. 

 

ChickenFried greatly enjoyed the tractor pull and Wild West Show.   They both greatly enjoyed the bounce houses.  Punk got to ride a pony.  We had great ‘seats’ for the fireworks by parking the Polaris at Mid-America Enterprises.  But darn those mosquitos.

 

The highlight of Sunday was the parade.  It lasted 1.5 hours.  The kids and I only sat through 1/2 of it (and they still had 2 huge bags full of candy) and jumped on the cherry antique Farmall tractors with BigD, BrotherC, and Big Grandpa.  We helped throw out candy and trinkets.  BigD, Punk and I were on the first tractor as we passed the announcer’s stand.  The announcer was commenting on what a cool name my step-dad has (think male western-film star of the 50’s, like High Noon!) thinking BigD was GC.  We pointed out that GC was a couple of tractors behind.  The announcer continued reading about the Wheatland BigD was driving, point out there were only 800 of the tractors made.  He stops and says “Man, you must be in really good with the GC.  Not only does he let you marry his daughter, he lets you drive one of only 800 tractors ever made.”    

 

It was great fun and wonderful memories for the kids.   Great show Bancroft Nebraska.   Thanks for all the hard work.  If you are very curious, here is the link:  http://www.bancroftq125.com/.  And I’ll be posting pics under the Q125 page.

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