Happy Birthday America

I went to the ‘Ancients and Horribles’ parade in Chepatchet yesterday. It was the first time I’d been and I think that’s going to be my Fourth parade from now on. I was surprised at how irreverent some of the floats were. One group featured a president Obama impersonator rolling along the parade route with a money tree and what looked like a dead woman in his wheel barrow and a cigarette in his mouth. Speaking of smoking: I though the best execution went to the medical marijuana advocates. They all dressed in 1960’s hippy garb and carried giant pretend joints as smoke bellowed from their Volkswagen micro bus. The ‘Ancients and Horribles’ offered normal parade fair as well. There were marching bands, beauty queens, politicians and it ended with all the town’s fire trucks with their sirens and horns set to full blast.



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