I love a parade

IMG_0696It is my privilege to attend an annual 4th of July parade that defines what small town celebrations are all about. Each year, we anticipate representatives from all modes of transportation – tractor, truck, car, horse. We cheer loudly for the bands and the veterans. We vie for the free water and hotdogs, and the kids risk life and limb to retrieve candy from the street.

I love this parade. Its main asset is that it changes little from year to year, and let me tell you, there is much comfort in predictability.

Here are some of this year’s highlights:

The mammoth is looking a little warm. He probably wasn’t meant for this weather.

IMG_0673 There is a lot of liberty going on here.

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All the emergency vehicles are in the parade, so don’t light the barbecue until it’s over.

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Not sure which I like best – the mariachi band or the polka band (I have an inherited love of mariachi music, but this is a Grammy-winning polka band, I kid you not!)

bands The guys in the little cars hope the parade never ends.

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At times, the pacing could have used a little attention.

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Nothing to say here.

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I think I was this car in another life.

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The water ski team is taking no chances this year.

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Belated best wishes to those of you for whom the 4th is the holiday of the summer. Hope you celebrated in style!

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4 thoughts on “I love a parade

  1. I would have to agree that small celebrations bring out the best. Our town’s celebration (replete with parade and carnival) is in May, at the Irrigation Festival.

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  2. We didn’t get to celebrate too much since we were dealing with Hurricane Arthur but it was nice nonetheless! Glad you enjoyed it!

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