Small Town Living at Its Best

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - 4th Of July - More like an Outdoor Weekend!

On Saturday, the 4th, we got up and headed to Alma, Nebraska for the parade. We just happened to sit on the curb in front of this great little junk shop named, "The Country Store". The owners are Jim and Jan Rojewski and their business card says they have "antiques, collectibles, and ""udder"" things". Just had to share it with you. I found many things that I thought were decent priced and would be a wonderful addition to my "craze". Below is just a few of them.
Tea pots with fruits OR vegetables....
I know some people who would like the bee hive.....
Linen collars....
Of course my favorite - white!
Tins of all sizes and kinds....
Ceramic pieces...
Isn't this old gate great? It would go well with my cows and barns at the cabin.....
I love the way they had red/white/blue in the window. Wish I had a REAL house like that one!
This chocolate set sells for $265.00 and only had 3 cups. I thought that was kinda high, although it was a beautiful set. And then it was time for what we really came for - or at least part of us.....
The parade entrants were lined up for blocks.

The color guard led the way.
Like every small town parade, there was the Queen and King! Are they just adorable, or what????
After the parade we went back to the cabin to rest and get ready for the boys' choice for supper. First they ask for Meme's homemade macaroni and cheese made the old fashioned way with velveeta cheese. Next the asked for....
Chicken legs, seasoned with garlic pepper and seasoning salt, and cooked on a low fire.....
Everyone's favorite, fresh relishes.....

Some home made slaw......
And an all time favorite at our house, Meme's baked beans!

Both of the boys LOVE their chicken legs. As they say, "chicken on the bone". No one went away from the table hungry. We then made "somemore's" using the grill for dessert.

Sunday Morning came too soon though....

Landon and Emma are in a good mood this morning! They enjoyed a late night of fireworks and still have a smile this a.m.
Brady is chowin' down on his fruity cereal before they had to hit the road!
A wonderful time was had by all and before the kids left on Sunday a.m., we had to do a family photo.
Come back again to see what me and my family are up to. I have much more to share! In the mean time, join everyone celebrating an outdoor Wednesday at .


  1. Oh, it looks like you all had such a GREAT time. So glad you did and that you got to hit the antique shop, too!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday...


    Sheila :-)

  2. There is nothing like a parade in Small Town America especially for the 4th --

    What a great store -- so many neat things!

  3. What a great day you had. I love all the vintage pieces.

  4. What a wonderful weekend! The food looks delicious. That store looked like a great place to shop!

  5. WOW! What a great place to visit, loved the antique store, lots of goodies, my kind of place. The food looks sooooo delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Ooh Great place to visit. I love the small town feel. Everyone is so much friendlier. I miss that living in the big city of Phoenix. Thanks so much for sharing. The food looked great. I have signed up to follow your BLOG. I would like to come back. Please stop by and say hi. I would love it if you followed by BLOG as well. Have a beautiful Outdoor Wednesday. Country Hugs, Sherry

  7. Sounds like a fun time. Dinner looked yummy. :)

  8. I love living in a small town. It is the best of the best!

    Thanks for stopping by Playing Dishes for a visit. I entered your name in the July 25 Christmas tablecloth. Your husband sounds like mine, but I caught him singing a holiday song when the clock hit 10 this morning and was playing a song as he walked through the room!

    Darling kids and such a treasure to have a new family photo. Family is everything!

  9. Oops that was thanks for visiting Christmas Memories in My Heart. You are entered in the weekly Wednesday holiday giveaway there!

    I had switched blogs to update my giveaway list and my mind didn't switch gears.

    Gee, I don't know how Santa keeps all those names and gifts straight.

  10. You had a wonderful and traditional July 4th and it doesn't get any better than that!! Love how you cook those chicken legs tied up like that!! And how lucky to be right in front of the antique store. I would have missed the parade!!

    Your grandchildren are precious! I am so happy you had such a fun weekend!! :-)


  11. Looks like fun was had by all!

  12. Oh, that little bee hive honey jar is so cute!!

  13. What a fun, fun day. I love a parade and the antique shops just had so many great things. I would have drooled over many of them, especially the whites and the tea set. Your family photo is just wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and your gracious comments. I'm glad to have found your blog. Hugs, Marty

  14. It looks like you had a wonderful time. I loved your pictures of the parade. The children are just beautiful. Blessings...Mary

  15. Wonderful photos! Those chicken legs look scrumptious! Thanks for coming by my blog. :)

  16. Hi Sandi, goodness what a wonderful time you had. I love all your sweet finds.

    Your pictures are adorable....thanks for sharing with all of us.


  17. Landon said "OOOHHHH yeah...I LOOVVEEE those chicken legs!!"

  18. What a fun weekend! There is nothing more fun and All American than a parade, and this one looks great. Looks like you found a great little shop too, love that bee hive. Thanks for sharing these. Kathy


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