Laura, her daughter-in-law Monica holding her son Gunner (red shirt and cap), and her younger son Owen being held by Laura's daughter Shannon (yellow shirt). Laura and Monica's husbands (Shannon's dad and brother, and Gunner and Owen's grandfather and father, respectively) are both in the parade as firefighters. Laura's younger son is also a firefighter in the Milwaukee area.
Saw lots of library folks at this. My boss is the head of the Legion Auxiliary, and there were any number of volunteers, patrons and even some of my Bookmobile kids there.
Afterward, we went to the R&GN where I renewed my membership for another year. Then home to clear the old grill and some rotting planters off the deck while Tom installed the fountain, now that we are safely beyond the freezing nights.
Tom decided to move the fountain to another corner of the deck so that he could put the grill closer to the door for convenience. We discussed replacing the planters, but decided that the deck will be fine as is. The trumpet vine (barely visible behind the fountain) should fill in nicely before too long, and the shrubs Tom and Helen put in last year are coming along well to add color all around the deck.