I actually missed the parade this year...I know...I love parades. But, I went golfing instead. By myself. I can't seem to get Jeff to go, and I decided it's such a waste of money to belong to the country club and pay the big dues...and not go. I'm sure it won't last, but at least for awhile I'm trying to go a couple of times a week. But, I didn't miss the family get together at Mom's. It's a great time to visit...mainly with the Johnson's and the Ahern's. I loved the red/white/blue cake. Janell made it, but told me the first one she baked...she forgot it was in the oven when she got busy outside...it was like a rock. She had to redo it!