I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Monday, September 06, 2010

WESTFEST PARADE

First 4 pictures were taken Thursday before Westfest. Second set of 4 pictures are taken Saturday morning right after the parade. We'll have the final count in the Wed. paper.
Czech Point sign is on the way to Wolf's...which is on the end of the corner...I went in said howdy to Devin and Inky and drank a bottle of water and went home to rest. Never went to Westfest Saturday. But did bake a lemon meringue pie for Raelene who works at Tokio Store and a coconut cake for Lora Lee, my nephew's wife.
I took it out to Tokio which is in the middle of BFE and got lost, drove damn near to Rogers Hill before I figured it out. Finally find the damn place and I walk in and stumble and nearly fall into the door. Bimbo was there and laughed his ass off at me. Only sober one there and damn near fall on my face. Raelene wasn't there so her daughter put it in the refrigerator for her. Sat down with Bimbo to have some water and this weirdo was dancing to the band at the table, pretending to play the piano on the table, jumping around and just acting like a man possessed. I leaned over to Bimbo and said Perky little mother fucker ain't he?..I finished my water and got out of Tokio. Stood on the porch where some guys were sitting on the porch swing and said 'now I remember why I quit drinking.'...but it was a beautiful evening..cool cool breeze and every thing smelled like new cut, hay and grass. Went home and then made the coconut cake. I'm too old for this shit. Click on the pictures and they will enlarge..Took 2 good pictures of Devin on the football float.
Sam's Barber Shop is sort of West, Texas's version of Mayberry's Floyd the Barber. 'Cept Sam still has his Elvis hair style.
Also took a couple of pictures of Old Corner Drug and personal. The blurry one is my go to guy Kirk.
Ok..I'm ready for another nap. Still have the Westfest pictures to put up and figure out how to download the video cam. If that works and they came out..I got some great video.



































12 comments:

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

oh by the way..the 3rd picture from the bottom..? the woman standing in the center is my friend Debbie..who is giving me the finger.to the right of her is her mom who had on her Elvis T-shirt and her Elvis tennis shoes.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great photos, YDG! Wow, what a good turnout for the parade. Nice to see. I love a good parade myself.

FoxyMoron said...

Eeeeek! Those cars are all on the wrong side of the road!!! ;)

Nit Wit said...

I'm seeing triple now. But the pictures are still good.

Charlene said...

Thanks for the pics!

How big is West? You have public transit! I always thought West was about 5000 people.

rox said...

Great shots! I'm curious what is in the Czech Point store...any cool antiques?

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

debra: I love a westfest parade..they throw candy to the kids and one float even had carnival beads.
foxy:noooo we drive on the right side..which is why it's called the right side..ha
nitty:I see new stuff each time I look at them.
charlene:West has less then 3,000 people..that bus is rented by westfest only ..to take people from the center of town to the westfest grounds so there won't be so much traffic..we used to have 3 buses..now..just the one.
rox,yes they have some great antiques there..there are 2 antique stores..used to be more..but economy fixed that.

Intense Guy said...

Who is the beauty in the poofy white sleeves and blue dress sitting in the convertible?

I nearly shorted out my keyboard drooling...

Heff said...

Ah, small town life....

sageweb said...

Oh I missed a hell of a weekend..gosh darnit. Love the pictures!

texlahoma said...

Man! What a shindig.
I thought the "Czech Point" was a clever name.

Ted Amadeus said...

That reminds me of Germanfest here, except yours looks like more fun, more food and more frolic. Hope you had the time of your life!