Small Town Parade

waiting for the parade to start

The city where we live has its own locally-controlled independent school system–the only one in the state, in fact.  It’s a small school system and has a very hometown feel.  It’s like you’re either related to or know every one of your kid’s friends…and their grandparents, and their great-grandparents.  You get the idea.

marching band

But it still took me a long time {okay, okay 8 months} to buy MM her first wolves shirt.  You see, I {as well as my mother and father} went to the big rival high school down the road and it’s a hard pill to swallow to cheer on this team.

waving to get candy

But it’s getting easier and I’m sure I won’t have any problems at all in four years sending MM to off to school in her green and khaki uniform…though I will always bleed red and black, of course.

homecoming parade_0014

Last night Buford had their homecoming game.


They won, of course {they’ve only lost one game in the past four seasons and are the reigning state champions}, 48-2.  Doesn’t that mean they officially “whooped” the other team?  I think so.

football players

Anyway, before the homecoming game there is the homecoming parade.

a line of beauty queens

It goes right through our downtown and there are beauty queens, the marching band, and more cheerleaders and football players than you can shake a stick at.

bms cheerleaders

They throw candy to the little kids and MM had an absolute blast.  Especially when she saw two of her cousins in the parade.


I couldn’t help but wonder as I watched the parade yesterday, will MM be a part of that one day?  Will she be a cheerleader or in student government?  Will she work on a float or march in the band?  Will she hang out with her friends watching the parade?  It made me smile.


I love our little town and our little traditions…and our big football team.  Go Wolves!

the shirt says it all

5 Responses to Small Town Parade

  1. Mimi October 16, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    I so enjoyed seeing the parade through MM’s eyes. She had the most fun…seeing her waving at the floats was so much fun. She was the cutest little Buford Wolf there!

  2. Jenna October 16, 2010 at 9:15 pm #

    Awww.. I want to go to the Parade one day! My little niece is going to be the best at whatever she decides to do! I have to agree though, it’s tough to say GO Wolves!! Go Bulldogs! 🙂

  3. Michelle October 16, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    No, actually Jefferson City (outside of Athens) in Jackson County has a similar school system. I Think they only have like 1500 students too.

  4. Natalie October 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    michelle, what i mean is that buford is the only locally-controlled school system in the state. there are many city school systems in georgia: gainesville city, atlanta city, jefferson city. 🙂

  5. Melissa Lash October 17, 2010 at 7:25 am #

    We will definitely have to attend next year! I too, love that we still live here and I agree … its so hard to say Go Wolves. I love her outfit … so cute!

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