It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tecumseh Corn Festival

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Having a good night’s sleep and waking at a reasonable time is always nice. With plans made for this afternoon we took our time getting ready as well as doing our normal chores.
Every year the Town of Tecumseh has what is called a Corn Festival which runs for four days through the weekend. This was started many years ago when the biggest seasonal employer in the town was the Green Giant Company. This small community sprang to life when the corn harvest began near the end of summer. Each year the festival not only supports the local economy but helps raise funding for things like the parks, arenas and playground equipment that would otherwise take away from the towns operating budget.
Being that we are into another heat spell in this area and Kathy has enough allergies that the heat seems to amplify we had passed up seeing the parade this morning and  waited until after lunch to head over to Lacasse Park. Since the theme is to raise funding towards children’s activities so the amusement rides were also geared towards children including soap box derby cars. There is also a give back to seniors not having to pay any admission fee to the festival.
The town of Tecumseh sets up a booth to sell (What Else?) corn on the cob which is their way of making money out of this but because of the lack of rain and poorer than normal corn harvest this year prices were high. There were all kinds of vendors selling food, trinkets, blankets and shirts. They had plenty of security provided by the town’s own detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and first aid by the Provincial  E.M.S. and Fire Departments.
 The eye candy for the Boomers came in the form of a car show where many of the local car buffs showing their handy work at creating and restoring these beautiful machines. There is also three nights of live entertainment that is always a crowd pleaser.
With the heat index closing in on the Century mark we didn’t stay too late and headed over to our daughter Karen’s home around the block for a quick visit. While there we saw that the swelling in Kylla’s knee following her surgery is practically gone. She has already started Physiotherapy but is still supposed to be walking with the use of crutches. When she goes back to school she cannot participate in any sports until after Valentine’s Day because the A.C.L was completely severed and had to be reconstructed using a grafting procedure.
Back at the apartment the outdoor heat had taken its toll on both Kathy and I again so we needed another afternoon nap second time this week. We again watched the evening news before having our supper and heading back to work on our computers.
We still have lots to do in a short time all before we leave in 10 days for our next adventure. Thanks for following along and don’t forget there are only 121 days left until Christmas Day (Only 4 Months from Today). Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


You might be a Redneck if

Your kids can't use the sandbox

because the cats do.


  1. Looks like an enjoyable day. Glad you were able to enjoy the good life.

  2. Wow, love those cars, thanks for sharing!

  3. Always love small town festival, so much fun especially when seniors are free.

  4. I will take the Mustang, but please paint it red? All Mustangs should be red, don't you think?

    Good Luck on the healing of the knee for Kylla, it's tough to have to sit out on sports, I am sure.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  5. Great blog till the end and you had to remind us about Christmas being so close.