Zion Lutheran Church – Blackburn Missouri
My grandfather was a Preacher at this church years ago, the day my Uncle and Aunt being tour guides of all the history that my brother and I had missed growing up without knowing this side of my family or our father – decided this was to be one of the stops. Great Choice . . .
The town is awesome – small town for sure, a population of 286 at the time we were there early 2000. We had gone to visit our dad at his grave site – he is buried at Higginsville Veteran cemetary – https://mvc.dps.mo.gov/cemeteries/higginsville.php a beautiful place. Afterwards, my Uncle brought us into town to have something for lunch, we were eating our lunch and talking – the waitress says “Are y’all good? cause there’s a parade coming soon“. I said a parade on a Wednesday afternoon, well my brother and I looked at each other like two seven-year olds and ran outside.
Sure enough, here comes the parade down the middle of Main Street – I was kinda of caught in the moment and thinking I was in the middle of a DOC HOLLYWOOD scene. I thought how freakin’ awesome is this to have a parade in the middle of a Wednesday afternoon!
By The Grace of God ~ Joey and I had said that morning at our hotel room “that it was too bad we never got to do anything fun with dad.” Well, later on that day I said to my brother “we have to change our story – because a parade on main street in the middle of the week was pretty freakin’ fun” We feel he had something to do with it . . . along with Ms. Bev (our mother)!
Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl