There are always a couple of important events associated with the July Fourth National Day celebration. One is the parade and another is usually associated with a picnic of some kind to celebrate the coming of the summer. In 1977, we did both, to remember the occasion. We went to see the parade in the morning. There was the usual stuff included in the parade. One of the following pictures shows a float with historical figures – a pilgrim, perhaps Davy Crocket, and others. Since Shari had brought her two children to visit us for the holidays, we had a picnic together at the Watauga Lake picnic ground after the parade. It was a very nice visit, we had a good time together.