Could the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July have been much better last week?
Thank Mother Nature, Jane Foltz and the Parks and Recreation Staff for that.
Could the day have been more competitive?
When my kids were little, we drove the county roads looking for turtles and visited farm ponds trying to catch frogs to compete.
My kids would use fingernail polish to paint the box turtles so they could tell them apart.
Those box turtles were just plain slow.
Today, the kids raise mud turtles and painted turtles specifically for the event. Of course, every so often someone shows up with a common snapping turtle.
Watching the 3-on-3 basketball game, it looked like a college pickup game. Next year ESPN-2 will probably be coming to town.
Really! Did he try to post up against Cody Whitehair?
One of the beach volleyball teams look like they just got back from the Kerry Walsh/Misty May Treaner sand-volleyball training camp.
I know I saw one of the young girls trying to bribe the chicken in chicken roulette. She was holding up a big fat worm.
I donít even know what to say about mud volleyball. Some of the contestants just wanted to swim in the mud, while some of the adults took advantage of a free mud bath versus a pricey spa treatment.
But nowhere, and I mean nowhere, were the competitive juices flowing more than in the baby beauty contest.
Honey Boo Boo might have come to town. Iím certain I saw Abby Lee Miller in the back of the bandshell giving pageant moms advice.
That is one place no guns should be allowed.
Amongst the beauty contest, bouncy rides, water balloon fights and free swim at the end of the day, something disappointed me.
During the course of the morning I lost my pen. As I walked back through the park to my jeep to get another one, I was shocked at the number of cans, wrappers, juice boxes and just plain trash that was everywhere.
It reminded me of the Crying Native American TV commercial in the early 1970s featuring Iron Eyes Cody.
How did that saying go? ďPeople start pollution. People can stop it.Ē
Next year, it would be nice if we showed our support to Jane and her staff by picking up after ourselves and save them hours of work after the event.