A Fine Fourth

Yesterday was another wonderful Fourth of July celebration in Seward.

Every year at the celebrations here in Seward, there is a guy with crazy pants. I talk about him all the time, but my deep desire was to have my picture taken with him. At the pancake breakfast, we spotted him. Even better, my mom knew him. She asked if I could get a picture with him.

We did something different this year – Brent gave a presentation about the history of his house, and we all went. It was really interesting. A lot of Seward’s history touches the story of the house.

I of course made sure to see the cloggers. They’re my favorite. They’re so smiley and dance to such fun music, they just make me feel happy when I watch.

The parade had five Czech queens. I only got pictures of three because I was talking when some of them went by. I’ll just post my favorite picture. One of the queens was appreciative of our counting. “Five! Five Czech queens! Ah-ha-ha-ha!”

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4 Responses to A Fine Fourth

  1. Lauren says:

    I visited with crazy pants man in the gallery! He is very nice. How does your mom know him?

    I am very sad to have missed Brent’s talk. Everyone said it was a full house and very entertaining. One man said that house must be the site of a soap opera!

    Yep, if it had just been a little cooler, it would have been 100% perfect. 🙂

  2. Peggy says:

    Can you share some highlights of the history on your brother’s house?

    • Brad says:

      Brent said he was going to maybe write an article about it. I’ll just do some quick bullet points.
      -Built by a couple who were some of the richest people in Seward County
      -Built for use as a parsonage
      -Left in their will to the Congregational church with conditions that the pastor would leave and that the church would never join together with another church
      -Eventually became privately owned
      -Used as a retirement home
      -Used as a wedding venue

  3. Debbie Fettig says:

    Wowzers on Brents house!!! I would have loved to have heard his presentation! Its such a COOL house!!

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