The best thing about small town America? Small town American parades. We just got back from the Dexter Michigan Memorial Day Parade and it was as great as it is every year. And, it wasn't cold and rainy like it usually is on Memorial Day. Gibby is very excited to see his first parade.The veterans were at the start of it.
Soon followed by the Boy Scouts.Next was the Dexter High School Marching Band.Polly and I are both graduates of Dexter High School. It is uniforms like this that are responsible for our life-long dislike of the color "maroon." Seriously. If someone mentions the color maroon - to this day all I can recall is the smell of sweaty wool uniforms. And we weren't in the band. Between the band uniforms, the cheerleader uniforms, and the athletic equipment - that smell is my most vivid memory of high school. Oh, these poor kids. The band was closely followed by these lovely and sweet smelling baton twirlers. Next were the miles of vintage cars.Followed up by fire trucks.....and last, but not least, the horses.The best part?? Possibly the ride home, getting that smell of "maroon" out of our nostrils. Happy Memorial Day Everyone - and Thank You Veterans!!
P.S. We are still counting polka-dots and we only have 3 La Playa kits left. Thanks for the great response.
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