And yet there were reminders that time passes. Mr. Sadlocha was in the crowd instead of marching with the Boy Scouts. Mrs. Pochy wasn't in uniform with the Ladies Fire Auxilary this year. Rev. Palada played his harmonica during the service at the cemetary; this is his last week preaching in Gilbertsville. It's been 20 years. Mrs. Barb told us that the flag flown was Dotsie's. Just regular people, but they are (like many others) the heart of a small town.
Of course it wasn't all sadness!