Well, B1's softball season is done for this year. We lost today, 2-1. I could ramble and ramble for awhile about my opinion of the umpires and such, but what's the point? They played well and they all tried hard so that's what counts.
Tonight is night #2 of the Homecoming in our town. This has been a tradition since way before I was ever thought of, as it is in many small towns in this part of the state. When I was growing up, we never took our family vacation until after the homecoming. My parents were of the mindset that if we (the kids) were part of a ball team, then you stay around until the season is over. Seems that always happened around the time of the homecoming, so then we stayed through the homecoming. Now, I guess I am of the same mindset. Funny how traditions start that way.
Both of our daughters will be riding a float tonight in the parade. I also remember how exciting it was to be asked to be on a float, almost like an honor or something! You get to see everyone, and they get to see you! You get to practice your wave and throwing abilities with the candy! I see a lot of what I used to love about the homecoming coming through in my daughters.....it was and now is for them very exciting to see which rides would be available to ride on each year; you wonder if your favorite food stand will be in its usual place, and just how many people you may see who have had a bit too much to drink!
But for me, the best part of the Homecoming has always been the anticipation of what was going to happen the following week.....VACATION! This year is no exception as we leave for our 13-day adventure on Wednesday, the 25th!