The Fourth of July Parade was another favorite summer memory of mine. Whether I was watching the parade on the sidewalk, gathering candy as it was tossed from the floats, or participating in the parade with my dance studio, it was always a good time!
Fall was probably my favorite season in Fort Thomas. All the leaves on the trees changing colors brought everything to life. Football games were the biggest highlight of the fall for me.
Even though I moved without attending Highlands High School, I still experienced many home football games. I remember walking around, socializing, and cheering in the stands with my friends and family. Everybody wore blue and white to show school spirit. Football in Fort Thomas really built up a sense of community.
The rare snow days that the Fort Thomas School District would announce are one of my favorite memories of winter. I loved looking out the big window overlooking my backyard on Henry Avenue, checking to see how much snow had fallen. Sledding behind the school district office with friends, building snowmen, making snow angels, trudging back up the hill for hot chocolate, and sitting by a warm fire, were what snow days were all about.
In describing Fort Thomas to my friends in Los Angeles, they are amazed that we actually knew our neighbors and only locked our doors at night. I realize how unique my little home town is, and although I love my new life and all of the opportunities that LA offers, I cherish my roots in Fort Thomas. And you never know- someday I may be back in the hopes of giving my own kids the same small town experience.