Fourth of July in Ophelia
Small town America doesn't get, well, any
more small town than
Ophelia, VA. With a population of maybe a few hundred people and
little more than an intersection of two lane roads, Ophelia is definitely
rural. So when our friend Twiggy Mumford from Richmond was going to
get to ride in the parade with her mother, the grand marshal of the parade,
we weren't going to miss it!
Or so we thought. Turns out this place is really a
long ways away from anything and since it is a two lane road, if you miss the
start, the cars are stuck. The parade is, at best, a few hundred yards
long and features various cars, firetrucks, etc. So we ended up missing
Twiggy's ride by but we still caught up with her at the church for some barbeque
and blue grass music. Storms cancelled the firework (they said they had
more than one, but we weren't convinced), but it was still great to see!