Friday, February 20, 2015

Olustee Festival- Lake City, Florida

This is a three day event. The downtown area is closed for the festival and craft show. The Monitor and and Virginia have a mock battle on Lake De Soto ( the same lake we walk around daily with Max). Olustee Battle Reenactment is held  this weekend where people are bused in to watch. 

The parade is held on a Saturday. This year Jeff and Jamie,the kind people who shared Grandma Dorothy Woodward-Andrews "Sour Cream Apple Pie" invited us to a luncheon and to view to parade from Jeff's old office.

Thank you Jamie and Jeff for a enjoyable morning!
            
 Photos  Here 

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  1. What great photos Linda. How was the weather that day? If it was warm, those people must have been sweltering in those costumes. Some of those dresses are so pretty with the hoop skirts. Can you imagine sitting DOWN in those things? Sheesh.

    I love townwide celebrations like that. Did you go to the craft show? I love looking at homemade things at those. They don't do things like that around here any more. The closest I get to townwide ANYTHING is the townwide yard sales twice a year here.

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    1. Yes, we walked Max around the craft show. He was getting so much attention we needed to head back to the car. He would of gotten so full of himself with everyone telling him how nice he is- LOL

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  2. What a great time you must have had. Those costumes are awesome. Wonder if some of them are really from back in the days of the war. I also like town wide celebrations. Must be so nice to live in a small town and have these great days like this.

    I also like going to arts and craft shows. When they have the Sugarloft Craft show here, my friend and I always go. It is so wonderful that some people are so talented.

    Thanks for sharing this Linda.....it is fun to imagine what things were like way back then.

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    1. Oh it a big thing to dress up. I went to a library program and a few people dressed up for that. There's a fast food place that gives a 10% discount if you come in dressed up.

      Everyone is dressed as southern belle- and the guys in confederate uniforms- you don't see any Yankee's!

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  3. Great pictures as always, Linda! I'm thinking this was a very fun weekend with many things to see and do.

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  4. Looks like fun. My daughter is in Orlando.

    http://www.joycelansky.blogspot.com/

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    1. Joyce- tell your daughter about it. It's a 2 hour drive from Orlando to Lake City.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Linda I love the pictures. I'm so lonely for the fun times. I'm glad you injoyed yourself. My Son Richard used to take me to the fun things to do. Its been so lonely with him not with me and the good times we had.

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    1. Dottie- if you come down here I'll take you!

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  6. Nice pics glad you shared sounds like you enjoyed your day

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    1. You and Ted gonna go next year with us?

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