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).