Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Firemen's Parade





On Saturday our local volunteer fire company celebrated it's one-hundredth anniversary with a parade. All the equipment was lovingly shined, including the antique hose trucks and vintage ambulance. They were joined by neighboring fire companies, the high school marching band, several bagpipe bands and a local private school drum corps. The weather was beautiful, the parade route was lined with appreciative families, and there were cheers all around. :)

Now let's have some mosaic fun! Here are the instructions:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.

54 comments:

  1. I LOVE a parade! Sorry I missed that one. :)

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  2. Looks like a delightful parade. I love seeing the shinny fire engines too!

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  3. What a wonderful parade, hubby is a firefighter here in Southern Ontario. Have a wonderful week.

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  4. I swear, you won't find a more proud people than the ones in the fire department! Really, have you ever noticed how much time they spend cleaning their trucks and gear and fire station? It's an addiction. LOL!

    Look at that old ambulance. Yikes! What a fun time Mary!

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  5. Mary, this looks like such wonderful fun. 100 years! YeeHaw!

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  6. How wonderful, Mary! I know the neighborhood must be so proud...100 years of volunteering! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  7. Love that 1931 Engine! Liberty Corner & Basking Ridge sound so picturesque :-)

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  8. Mary, a wonderful celebration and parade. I am thankful for our volunteer fire dept and the firefighters.

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  9. Parades are so much fun! Pictures remind me of the ones we had when we lived before every Labor Day! Thanks for the memories! Cathy

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  10. Small town parades are the best. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting again this week.

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  11. I practically grew up in our town's firehouse! So I am definitely proud of volunteer firemen. I used to love riding in both the vintage and the new equipment. I also liked sliding down the fire pole! For my dad's funeral, the department took his casket to the cemetery on the back of the firetruck. What a tribute...
    Loved seeing your pics- brought back many memories, Mary!

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  12. What a proudful thing this is..
    I love your beautiful photos, as usual. You do such fine work with them.
    We always take all the grands to the 4th of July parade..this year it was raining cats and dogs..heavy heavy downpour and we missed it. :(
    Looking forward to the next one, tho.:)

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  13. Oh how fun. I love that old firetruck. Your pictures are fabulous. Love them. What a fun time. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Love a parade! Looks like a very grand day :)

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  15. You've captured that parade beautifully. I'm impressed that glare on the glass in the first photo didn't cause you any problems. I can see that bearded face on the driver so clearly.

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  16. A delightful post. We have our firefighter vehicles in all our parades too. Don't you just love it. Great photos too.
    QMM

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  17. What wonderful photos! I'm so happy to join in this week! ♥

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  18. Mary, I didn't realize that you were also living in New Jersey! I just love parades like this, and your pictures are amazing...very crisp and clear.

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  19. what fascinating photos. Love the character & quality. Most interesting...
    mine MM is a bit hum drum but...

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  20. Those are beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them. :)

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  21. Well Mary, hubby was walking past my office when he spied a shiny firetruck on your post.
    Recently retired from the Toronto Fire Dept. the sight of a red truck still has him wanting to have a look!
    Thanks for sharing the parade, the dalmation doesn't seem to want for attention.
    Judith

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  22. Beautiful mosaic of fireman's parade.

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  23. I do love a parade. They certainly shined those trucks up nice.

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  24. Thanks for showing us these great pictures. No wonder every little boy wants to be a fireman at one time or another. when we lived in a small town in BC, the firemen and policemen planned a Christmas party for the children. The highlight was the ride on the firetruck. Luckily my children were small enough that I had to go with them. The 1931 truck is just beautiful!

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  25. Hi Mary

    Wow! 100 years is a wonderful record for a volunteer firesquad! My brohter served on the NYFD for 30 years.

    ♥ Pat

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  26. What a terrific celebration. Your photos are wonderful! Looks like it was great fun to watch.
    Have a great week.
    Denise

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  27. Oh I love these parades! What a great subject for todays mosaic!

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  28. Oh I love parades.. and you've captured them so so beautifully!!

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  29. Love that the trucks have been so well taken care of. Would you please send some of that nice weather southward?

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  30. wonderful post Mary!!
    everyone loves a parade!
    hugs..
    Loui♥

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  31. These are wonderful Mary.

    It's been awhile since I posted a mosaic. I did one, with a few of the photos I've taken during our road trip through the Ozarks.

    My blog is now at Typepad.
    The new address is http://backporchmusings.typepad.com

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  32. Really wonderful post, Mary! Like a slice of America!

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  33. the red one first photo, this I would also like to take a ride. Have a nice week, Mary!

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  34. Wonderful parade honoring wonderful people. It sure looks like it was a lot of fun. MB

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  35. Fantastic post Mary. I really do like that the trucks and ambulances have been taken so good care of. They look wonderful.

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  36. Looks like a great celebration of all the work of the emergency services. My son is a Metropolitan Police Officer in London and I know the risks they take and these in the parade are volunteers so that is even better!. Looks like a great day with wonderful weather. Have a good week Mary, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

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  37. Fabulous parade photos ... and magnificent machines on show!

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  38. I love your blog and I love making mosaics. The mosaics I made this week aren't all that thrilling so I'm not linking to this week's party - I'm just visiting.

    Just a thought - I really wish your party had thumbnails! Your blog is so visual and surprisingly, mosaics do come across on a thumbnail. They are such good teasers to make you want to click to see more and to help keep straight which you've seen and which you haven't. Regardless, I'll keep coming back to your fabulous blog!

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  39. My nephew is a volunteer firefighter. It is nice that your community came out to show your appreciation of these brave men and women. La

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  40. Mary I just love this post as I love Dalmatians! We had one and I adored him. I loved seeing the pictures of those shiny Fire trucks too. Great post!

    Thanks for having me and best wishes for a lovely week,
    Natasha.

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  41. What a day to reminisce on. I love your music choice here, Mary. It's so soothing...like hearing my mother singing to me ♥

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  42. Wonderful parade. I remember when the town I grew up in had the cadillac ambulance. They were also the funeral home. Sort of a conflict of interest, wouldn't you say? lol

    xoxo Nancy

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  43. Wonderful photos! I love those antique red firetrucks. Looks like it was a beautiful day for the parade.

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  44. Very festive-looking pictures!
    My mosaic this week is a collage of autumn leaves.

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  45. Looks like the perfect day for a parade!!! I love the vintage firetrucks!!
    What great guys they are to volunteer to keep everyone safe! A lot of big hearts in that group!

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  46. What a great parade! Great pictures of the vintage vehicles. I love bagpipes. It sounds like it was a great time.

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  47. Love the parade mosaic! Pure Americana, complete with bagpipes. I would love to see a parade like this ... someday.
    Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday.
    Have a great week.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  48. Mr O and I were held up by a large parade of firetrucks and bands on Saturday...we never did find out why it was being held ...fun mosaic!

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  49. I probably would have cried all through this. Something about a parade and the firetrucks...I get choked up.

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  50. Thank you so much for hosting this great party! It is my second time joining and I am loving all of the great inspiration!
    Vanessa

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  51. Hi Mary!
    I always cry like a dang fool at parades like this.
    Those firemen and their trucks look so sharp.

    God bless our volunteer firefighters. It is getting harder and harder for communities to attract enough of them. I think it's the last great and absolutely vital "do it yourself" civic service left.

    And lots of blue and white at Second Chance? aaarrgghhhhhh!!!!! I must go.

    I got a cute milk glass cake pedestal at GW yesterday, in the pouring rain -- just had to pop in on my way home!
    Cass

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