Life in a small town

    This weekend is Larimore, N.D.’s, annual summer celebration. Traditionally held during the third week in July, Larimore Days events include a parade, 5-K and 10-K races, children’s games and food vendors.

    My husband, sons and brother will run in the races; Brian plans to be in the 10-K and Brendan and Thomas will run in the 10-K relay. Brendan, 13, will run the relay with a friend and Thomas, 10, will run with my older brother, Terry. The race is at 7 a.m. and I plan to still be sleeping. My 7 year year old daughter, Ellen, also will likely still be tucked under her covers. For now, Ellen, like me, is leaving the running to the men in the family.

    Later tomorrow morning our family will watch the parade and then the children will check out the kids’ events and hang out with their friends until lunch. We’ll have plenty of food venders to choose from and I’m looking forward to checking out the variety.

    Besides eating, I also look forward to visiting with people. I usually run into some old friends during Larimore Days and it’s fun catching up on their lives.

     The forecast looks good for most of the day tomorrow. There’s a chance of rain late in the day, but by that time I’ll be tired and ready to head home and spend some time in our cool, quiet house.