Wednesday, July 3, 2013

{#SmallTownUSA} Celebrating on the corner of 8th & Main

What says small-town Independence Day more than a John Deere with a flag attached to the back?

Yeah, that's what I thought. 

Our town of 17,741 {according to the 2010 census ...} loves parades. Our Fourth of July parade was on June 29. There's also parades for Veteran's Day, Murray State University Homecoming, and Christmas. We live just two blocks from our favorite parade-watching spot, the corner of Eighth and Main streets, where my husband's family has watched tractors, marching bands, and convertibles slowly move for years. Now our family has our own history there.

We love seeing our community lined down the streets. We compare one parade to another. We wave to our friends who are part of the parade. We snap pictures. We collect candy. We've even walked in a couple parades.

And, most importantly, we gather together to celebrate freedom.

I'm joining Teri Lynne Underwood and her #SmallTownUSA series. Want more stories? Like 152 Insights on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram. Follow 152 Insights at Bloglovin'. Subscribe to receive "Insights in Your Inbox."


  1. Love it, Kristin! So glad you linked up today!! The script for the linky tool wasn't working when you left your link so I went ahead and added it! Thank you for joining me!

    And yes, John Deere with flags = small town perfection!!

  2. KristinHillTaylor7/03/2013 4:57 PM

    Thanks for adding my link. And thanks for hosting the link-up. Love it!

  3. Hi Kristin! Happy Fourth of July to you :) It sure looks like you know how to have fun! Thank you for sharing the pictures too.

    Peace in Christ,

  4. KristinHillTaylor7/04/2013 6:38 PM

    We like to have fun! :) Thanks for your comment. Hope you're enjoying your July 4th holiday!