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Last night was the official kickoff of Derby season around here, with an absolutely enormous air and fireworks show called Thunder Over Louisville. Officials estimated over half a million people went to the banks of the Ohio River to watch. And the crowd was down this year due to cold weather. I"ve heard of years when there were up to 800,000 people downtown.
Me? I stayed home in my nice warm house and watched it on television. I live close enough to the river that I can hear the percussion of the fireworks - most of the fun, none of the traffic or inebriated festival goers. My mama didn't raise no dummy.
And it also marks the two-week countdown to the reveal for the Hats Off Challenge! Below is a list of the participants so far. If you've signed up, first of all, thanks! Second, please check your link to make sure it actually goes to your blog instead of some horrifying and unexpected site.
Arlene Dean www.aglassbash.blogspot.com
Cheryl Dunham www.renaissance-jewelry.blogspot.com
Christine Altmiller www.onekisscreations.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata www.antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
Deanna Riles-Cox help! I need a blog address!
Debbie Rasmussen www.kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
Dini Bruinsma help! I need a blog address!
Jasvanti Patel www.jewelrybyjasvant.blogspot.com
Jean Yates www.prettykittydogmoonjewelry.blogspot.com
Karin Slaton www.backstorybeads.blogspot.com
Laney Mead www.laney-izzybeads.com
Leah Tees help! I need a blog address!
Nan Smith www.wirednan.blogspot.com
Robin Reed www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Sally Russick www.thestudiosublime.com
Sea of Dreams www.itsmyseaofdreams.blogspot.com
Susan Nelson Bowie www.susanbowie.wordpress.com
You'll also see some holes in the information -- if you know any of these folks, please help me fill in the blanks.
And if you want to sign up, please let me know (please, with your blog and email address!)
Giddyup, y'all, it's almost time for the challenge!