A week or so ago, Grandpa on Pops' side played his tuba with a polka band on a bus tour for Memorial Day weekend! Fun for about 60 folks from around their home on tour to Oklahoma, Texas and back again! Since we were in Oklahoma then, we went to the polka dance and had a great time!
This hall has been hosting a Czech dance on Saturdays since 1925! HOLY COW!
The sidewalk going into the building had bricks with names of people who had contributed in some way, I believe!
The treekids were soooooo excited to see their Grandpa on the sign outside the door! ("Al" - fourth from the left!)
And to see Grandma with her friends inside the dance hall! (On the right wearing red - Go Big RED!)
Then, Branch started dancing - and ALWAYS seemed to have a partner! She now polkas, waltzes, and two-steps!
Blossom was excited that there were other little girls to play with and danced her new friend around the floor a few times!
Bump had to have several rests as we were there from 7:30 - 10:45PM!! But, he never really fell asleep until we were headed out. He closed his eyes and rested his head many times though!
Branch's little sandals, while super cute, were causing trouble with blisters... but, she did not let that deter her! She danced and danced,
and danced and danced! (And Bud went and sat with the band, often! Standing at the back of the photo above.)
When the band took a break, that was cue for Bump to run away on the dance floor!
And if someone looked at him and told him he was cute...
He'd run back, pull his shirt up a bit and rub his belly button. One of his favorite self soothing tricks!
Pops took his mom for a round around the floor a few times
It seems that Grandma hardly sat a dance out! She and Branch kept their dance cards quite full!
I loved when the two girls danced a few together, too - when no one else was available to dance with them!
I did dance with Pops, Bud, Branch, Blossom and Bump. Whenever I was dancing, they were too! I am not photographed dancing and neither was Bud - he didn't dance if I wasn't - so, you'll just have to trust that we ALL had our turns flying about the dance floor!