It was a busy Independence Day weekend in Van Alstyne. Friday night kicked off the festivities with an always-amazing fireworks show held at Van Alstyne High School. VA’s fireworks show consistently stands out as one of the longest and best shows around. On Saturday morning in Van Alstyne it was a nostalgic trip down automotive memory lane as Friends of the Library hosted its annual antique and classic car show. Members of Van Alstyne American Legion Post 376 started the Independence Day weekend off right by raising Old Glory that was flown over the nation’s capitol and provided by Congressman Ralph Hall. Then it was show time. From stately Rolls Royces to sleek Jaguars to Corvette row, steer rods from the 30s and 40s and meticulously restored pickups, they all brought back memories to the grayheads and graybeards and the inevitable question "What kind of car is that" from the kids. And even Elvis (aka Ned Spencer) was there spinning tunes from the nifty fifties.