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Memorial Day Flags and the Little House on the Prairie

Plus Some Clouds


I was hoping to find a Memorial Day Parade near where I was staying, but although there probably was one somewhere, no one could tell me where. I love small town parades. I was able to take pictures of some flag displays put up to honor those who have died in defense of our country. It's a huge reminder that freedom isn't free. Nothing of value ever is. http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html

The first two pictures were taken at a park in Arlington SD at the intersection of Hwys 14 & 80


This photo was taken on Hwy 14 somewhere between Arlington and De Smet


Since I was pretty close, I decided to check out a couple of the Laura Ingall's Wilder sites in De Smet SD. De Smet is where the Little House on the Prairie was. I actually listened to a couple of the books, Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie, and even though the stories were written for children, I enjoyed them. It sure made me realize how spoiled and soft most of us have become. I mean, the girl had a corn cob for a doll and was thrilled to get her very own tin cup for Christmas! Anyhow, it is all about Laura Ingalls Wilder in De Smet! http://www.lauraingallswilderhome.com/

The Ingall's family homestead site


The house built by Charles Ingalls in 1887


Here are the Memorial Day flags on display in front of the Kingsbury County Courthouse in De Smet


I also like clouds, although I couldn't tell you the difference between a cumulus or a nimbus cloud to save my life. So along with the occasional humongous fake animal, there will be pictures of clouds now and then.


Posted by NancyA 15:45 Archived in USA

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