Friday, May 8, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt = In Memory

A Whole Parade In Memory Of Ralph Wingate

"Finally, I want to thank the Sudan Shriners for giving the town of Ayden the opportunity to be part of an event that was in memory of a great man, Ralph Wingate. It was a pleasure being with his wife, Janet, at the event and seeing how much Ralph meant to so many people.

Thanks again to all of the Sudan Shriners for making the parade so special. The town of Ayden will be talking about this for years to come. We look forward to hosting your event again in the future."


STEPHEN W. TRIPP

Ayden mayor









All week I have featured posts of different groups in the Shriners Parade. Just scroll on down if you would like to see more.

27 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Great shots. He certainly had a marvellous memorial parade

Photo Cache said...

Very nice post. Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Sue said...

What a great memorial! :)

Annie said...

Hi Ann, This was truly a wonderful parade and all of your photos this week are awesome! I bet this meant a lot to Ralph Wingate's family, what a cool memorial.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Annie said...

Oh, and I forgot to say Happy Mother's Day weekend! :)

candi said...

Nice shots! I love parades!
Great take on the theme.

Carver said...

That was a great memorial parade. You took some great shots of it too. Happy weekend.

RJ Flamingo said...

OMG - the Funny Cars! Were the Sudanese as mystified as I am? :-)

Mine’s In Memory of a great time to be repeated!

Sarge Charlie said...

that is an excellent way to remember someone.

Renie Burghardt said...

He must gave been a wonderful person to be so highly thought of and honored with a parade. Very nice shots.

Happy Mother's Day, Ann!

Hugs,

Renie

napaboaniya said...

Quite an interesting parade it looks to me!!
The train looks really cute too.

archiearchive said...

Wonderful memories in those pictures.

Marites said...

A good memorial parade and it looks quite well-attended. Nice pics.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

That was an amazing set of photos, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!

Tara R. said...

I have a special place in my heart for the Shriners and their wonderful Children's Hospital in Galveston. Great photos for this week.

NitWit1 said...

What an interesting memorial tribute!

My entry is posted a:
http://cowardscorner-nitwit1.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

What a wonderful tribute. Mine's up but for some reason I can't get to the Photo Hunt and post...keeps taking me to Wordpress.

YTSL said...

A novel as well as very local take on the theme! :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

A memorial that brings a smile to my face!

upto6only said...

this are good photos for this week's theme :)

Mariposa said...

How cool! Great hunt!

Cindy OFarrell said...

Aloha,
Amazing...great pictures of the different Shriners groups.

Hope you'll have time to stop by & visit.
Cindy O

PowersTwinB said...

This man must have held a very precious spot in the towns hearts! I also was reading you post below this one, that you "love cards" I would love to send you a very special card that my twin makes, they are called Iris Folding....I have a couple of very special cards, and I would love to share one with you. My email is PowersTwinB2 at att.net...if you would email me an address, I would get it out asap!

EastCoastLife said...

I'm fascinated by the cars! :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Leslie said...

Great post this week Ann! :)

Margaret Cloud said...

What a nice tribute to Ralph Wingate, he would be proud. The Shriners do look good, we only see their motor cycles and little cars in our parades. Very nice pictures.

Pat said...

Nothing like a parade where a good person is truly honored. Your pictures are great.
I also love all the family pictures on your sidebar. I enjoy seeing every one of them...they all say "love" to me.