Once we got into the country, though, it was so pretty.
Old Glory was flying high over the school in the sunshine by the time the activities got underway.
dancing of several kinds (the first pic is a boy with his grandfather, who calls himself the "Soggy Bottom Man from West Virginia"), and the second is the preschool class dancing with their teacher.
A beekeeper was there too, to explain all about the workings of a hive:
Best of all was a presentation by our friends Ron and Wendy Perrone of Three Rivers Raptor Center, with an excellent show featuring the wide variety of raptors they have rescued, along with information about how we can help these birds not get hurt (for example, don't even pour your pop can out along a highway. It dries, leaving sugar--and animals like sugar as much as we do).
Children and adults alike enjoyed this day of simple gifts. I know I was very glad to be part of their celebration of our way of life in these West Virginia hills.
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