FIESTA 2009 - San Antonio, TX - The Battle of Flowers Parade

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Real Estate Agent with Kimberly Howell Properties

San Antonio, TX is in the middle of celebrating FIESTA!  Well, actually, we're on the downhill side FIESTA and tomorrow is Battle of Flowers Day.  How do we celebrate -- with a parade of course.  The first Battle of Flowers Parade was held in 1891 to honor the heroes of the battle of The Alamo and San Jacinto.  The first parade had horse-drawn carriage and bicycles decorated with fresh flowers and the participants pelted each other with flowers.  The parade has been held every year since 1891 with the exception of 1918 (World War I) and 1942 thru 1945 (World War II).

The Woman's Club of San Antonio is one organization that participates in The Battle of Flowers Parade.  Each year 3 members are chosen (by the club President) to ride in the parade.  The past 8 or so years, members have ridden in a Red, 1928 Ford Touring Car.  This year is no exception -- the car was at The Woodward House (home to The Woman's Club) today undergoing it's transformation. 

This is what the car looked like when "she" arrived at The Woodward House about 10:00 AM this morning.

This is what the car looks like tonight and during the Parade tomorrow.

 

 

 

Isn't "she" beautiful?  All dressed up and ready to be in The Battle of Flowers Parade.  :)   Oh, I almost forgot the best part.  I get to ride in this car in The Battle of Flowers Parade!  I'm so excited, I probably won't be able to sleep tonight.  We three ladies have coordinated our outfits for the day to go with the theme assigned our "float" -- "Texas Wildflowers".  My hat is all decorated and ready -- a friend, Laura Sistrunk, decorated it for me this morning while I took care of some things at the Clubhouse. 

  Before. . .

 

After. . .          :)   Isn't it beautiful?!?

You'll be able to watch The Battle of Flowers Parade LIVE right here -- it'll be on from 1:00 to 4:00 PM tomorrow, Friday, April 24th -- which is Battle of Flowers Day.  Oh, we're at the end of the parade -- yep, 3rd from the end (of the parade). 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Judi Morgan
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Kimberly Howell Properties

Hey there, where have you been?  Haven't seen you around in awhile.  I had planned to write a post about the actual parade but got really busy and never had time.  I may have posted pictures on Facebook, I can't remember.  But here's a picture of us in the car -- just as we were lining up to start the parade.

 

June 30, 2009 12:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Russell Lewis
Broker,CLHMS,GRI
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate

Hey Judi, it looks like you post about as often as me! I have been so busy lately that I've had little time. I do enjoy Fiesta in SA  and though have not attended in awhile, this is a very good post for Localism!

June 30, 2009 03:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Judi Morgan
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Kimberly Howell Properties

Hi Russell, I've been busy with work and working as a volunteer at The Woman's Club of San Antonio's clubhouse (The Woodward House).  I'm 4th Vice President (House & Grounds Chairman) and that job keeps me very busy.  So between my Real Estate business, my volunteer work and trying to keep my own house and spend some quality time with my husband, there's not a lot of extra time for blogging.  Work and Husband come first.  :-)

June 30, 2009 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Ann Dail
Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem
Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551

Takes a Louisiana parade pro to do such a nice parade post!  I can see your Mardi Gras blood coming out.

July 27, 2009 04:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Judi Morgan
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Kimberly Howell Properties

Hi Ann, nice to see you here.  Riding in the Battle of Flowers Parade was sooo much fun!!!  A little different from riding in a Mardi Gras Parade -- we don't throw beads but fun fun fun!!!   :)

July 27, 2009 06:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Judi Morgan

San Antonio, TX Real Estate
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