"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience." Gordon B. Hinckley, 2006

Friday, August 20, 2010

Freedom Festival Parade--almost

A couple of months ago Van, one of Ed and Marcia's best friends from dental school, called him up and told him he'd been working on a tribute to Marcia's dad, Joseph W. Shepherd.  It turns out that he's been restoring an old military jeep, and wanted Brian to drive it in the Provo Freedom Festival parade for the 4th of July.  The family has been really excited about it, and my friend Chrissy came over last minute when we were playing dress up and took some pictures of Brian in his grandpa's military uniform with the Jeep.  It was a good thing, because the day of the parade the jeep wouldn't start!  Super sad, but a lot of good still came out of it, and it has been a great bonding thing for the Isaacson family.  Marcia's been sorting through all of his all military stuff, and we've spent a lot of time sitting around listening to WWII stories.  Sounds like he was a pretty amazing person!

It was a really rare thing to have flown 30 combat missions.  Most of the WWII pilots flew less than ten.

Marcia asked me to wear one of her mother's suits as well.  It was really sweet.  She also had me wear some of her mother's old jewelry.

The rest of the kids were all ready in their red, white, and blue.

We didn't end up getting to do the parade, but we made a fun family day out of it anyway!

We ended the fun by going to IHOP for brunch, then (since we had a ton of candy we were planning on throwing at the parade) we drove around and threw candy at our neighbors and friends.  It was almost as good.  ;)


Heather S. said...

Too bad it didn't start. I like your hair all curly!!

Nana Candy said...

I'm glad you blogged that. It's priceless.

Melissa said...

Wendi I love your look! It's so authentic! What a neat patriotic thing to do.

Heidi said...

How fun!

donna said...

great pictures.

Joyce said...

You guys look so cute!

Desiree said...

Way cool!