There are more people in Seward on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. Nebraska 1st District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry walked the parade route as did Governor Pete Ricketts. We were pleased to see Suzanne Kolterman riding in the parade with Senator Mark Kolterman. Our house is on the Parade Route so we have front row seats for family and friends. It is also located near the beginning of the parade route so the kids get a lot of candy from people on the floats tossing it from full buckets. Our day began before 7:00am with Jon going to the anvil firing.
He had a very full day by going to the National Guard Museum, singing in my place with the Kitones, playing the accordion, etc. Mary and Anna also took in the quilt show and several other downtown attractions. The only time Elaine and I left the house was when we gave Jon a ride down town with the accordion. We enjoyed many "regulars" being here to watch the parade and always enjoy some new friends. Roger and Sharon came down early to get settled. Roger is a good friend from Kiwanis and has Parkinson's; we had a good visit. They were appreciative of being able to visit with Mary.