Friday, August 7, 2009

National Night Out

I am pleased to announce that my town won second place in our category for this year's national night out. We have always had a big turn-out, so I'm not surprised. It was a fun evening. James was passed around the whole night from neighbor to neighbor, so I actually had a chance to eat a meal in peace. It was lovely.

There was plenty of food, games for the kids, prizes, ice cream and swimming. The kids went home about 9PM, but I stayed out talking until well after 10:00.

Later that evening we got a chance to see our town's fire department in action as no fewer than two fire engines, four cop cars and three fire rescue vehicles rushed to change a neighbor's smoking light bulb, thus answering the age old question, "How many firefighter's does it take to change a light bulb." Oh well. At least we know we are safe if anything does ever happen around here.


  1. This looks like so much fun! And I'm so happy to hear you were able to get in a meal and some conversation with the neighbors. What a great sense of community you must have. I bet the Fire Dept. led to some added excitement. ;-) Glad to hear everyone was safe.

  2. We do have a great sense of community. That's one of the things I like about this place. We have that small-town feel even though the city (Minneapolis) is so close I could walk there.