Hope everyone had a great 4th. We did. I started by going to church. Around 11:00 we went to Lowden to get the Edsel, picked up Bob & Donna in Clarence and then to Mechanicsville for their pork sandwich dinner. Meal was good and afterwards we drove around McVille (that took 5 minutes!). From there we went to Tipton to line up for the parade. Donna & I sat and visited while the men talked farm with others waiting for the parade to begin. When you are in a parade you don't get to see much of it, but there were lots of spectators and a lot of kids just wanting candy. We decided not to throw candy because there is so much of it and a lot just winds up on the street anyway. We waved at a lot of people we knew from Clarence & Lowden watching the parade. At least no tragedy like in Bellview. We left Bob & Donna off at their house, took the Edsel back to Mother's garage and came home to get supper ready for Bob & Donna & Marilyn & Aldie. We played a few hands of cards and then grilled hamburgers. Supper was good--punctuated by the wind blowing off the screen above my kitchen sink and knocking over a piece of pottery I had on the window sill and breaking it. After supper we played some Michigan Rummy and Aggravation before company left. No fire works for these old people. It was rainy off and on and nobody was in the mood to go watch.