Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy 250th Holderness!

This weekend was the 250th birthday of our little town Holderness NH. The first to arrive was the very stylish Mattatuck Fife and Drum Band. They were the first to arrive 50 years ago at the 200th celebration.                                                                                                                                  
 Then up on the street  we honored the real natives to the area.
 Of course everyone was there, Hello Mr Lincoln!
 They came in from the farms to be there.
 and back from war.(or is he a messenger?)
 They came by canoe...
  very stylish antique boats.
 and very old steam powered boats. There was a parade on the street followed by an antique boat parade of about 25 boats. All shiny and beautiful.  The night before this there was a street dance and David even got up for a few dances!
  We capped the weekend off with a visit from Miss Baby. She is getting so funny now. All in All a wonderful weekend I hope you had the same.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom......Charles Dickens


Unknown said...

Miss baby is just adorable! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.


Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Goodness...what a beauty Miss Baby is! You must be over the moon...well, actually we know you are!
I like all of the Holderness festivities. Glad Mr. Acorn Hollow was feeling good and cutting a rug!
Hugs galore!

Rose H (UK) said...

Looks like a grand time was had by all :o) What a lovely thing to celebrate.
Miss baby is shooting up and gets prettier in each picture Cathy!
Rose H

Larkrise garden girl said...

Miss Baby is soooooo cute. I love the parade. Thanks for the pics what a lovely post.Cheri

The Barn Door said...

Oh how Miss Baby has grown!! She is gorgeous and look at all that hair!!! Those little toes too!

Stacy said...

I love the boat parade. I wish I could have seen it. The hatr on Miss Baby is darling.

Kim said...

Oh, Miss Baby is getting cuter and cuter. I'm sure she is hours of entertainment.

camp and cottage living said...

Miss Baby is adorable!
It looks like your towns celebration was a smash.
Love all those boats-
you don't find that many places.

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a fun day, I love "down home" activities. Miss baby is just precious, love the hair! Hope you and hubby are doing well, have a great Monday! Hugs, Julie.

Mimi Sue said...

Miss Baby is adorable! Looks like the town's bday party was lots of fun. Mimi

yaya said...

Oh, Miss Baby is so adorable! I love her dark hair and eyes, she could be one of mine! I'm glad you had a nice weekend. It certainly looked fun. I love towns with lots of history and it's great to celebrate all that. I'm also glad David was up for a dance!

Cathy G. said...

Wow that looks like a really neat parade! I'd love to see those old boats!
Glad David kicked up those heels for a dance or two! So good for the soul!
Baby looks like she's lost in thought in that photo... so cute!
Cathy G

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Happy Birthday! My little town is only 130 or 131 years old. We've got a ways to go to catch your town! Sounds like a wonderful celebration and I love how some arrived in boats.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
If you looked up the word "cute" in the dictionary, I'm sure you would find Miss Baby's picture. My how she is growing!
Looks like a great 250th celebration!!!
Pug hugs :)

Balisha said...

What a cutie...she is growing so fast. Glad to hear that you all had some fun. Little town celebrations are so much fun...Balisha

Leontien said...

It looked like a wonderful parade! and i have been seeing your little acorn arround and i thought i was following you! But apperently i wasnt! haha sooo now i am you #140! whoohoo!

I loved the pic of miss Baby!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

LOVED the antique boats in the parade...and the gorgeous baby...of course, who wouldn't love such a sweetheart?

All joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island