Yesterday DH and I got to be the host car for the Grand Marshall. Here we are while waiting for them to arrive! We got to throw candy out to the kids along the parade route. Today, my throwing arm is a bit stiff, but we have fun being in the parade.
Actually through the years parades have changed much. Now they are mostly trucks or cars throwing candy rather than bands and floats. The economy has hurt lots of things in small towns. This city right now is struggling with burgeoning growth and decreasing property taxes. A similar situation is felt all across America. Actually I'd like to think that it will get better, but the reality to me is that there is a lot for America still to learn.