Saturday, June 08, 2013

I was in a parade!

Tonight was the Wellington Fair parade.  I was surprised at how many of our tractor club members showed up.  I have never been able to comfortably ride with Cliff on the Oliver1855, but he got a brainstorm today.
  He turned a five-gallon bucket upside down, placed a cushion on top of it, and it was a perfectly comfortable place for me to ride.

When we arrived in town, most of the folks in our tractor club were already there ahead of time.
What a nice bunch of tractors.

Then they got us all lined up in the proper order for the parade.

In front of us was my old boss from sometime in the 1980's when I worked for him at the orchard.  He had his grandson with him.

We saw a familiar face amongst the fair volunteers, one of the twins who used to live next door.

When the parade started, people were sitting in their yards on the side streets waving, even before we got to the main street.  We waved back and smiled.  I didn't have to force a smile, it just came naturally.

When we first turned onto the main route, I saw a couple of nearby neighbors of ours.
On the square, there was a huge crowd, but I didn't take a picture.  I was busy smiling and waving at relatives, including grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

In a way, I hate that I didn't get to watch the whole parade from the sidelines, but it was a lot of fun being part of the parade with Cliff.  And I am happy to report that nobody died on our watch.

4 comments:

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I missed our Flag day parade today.. :(

Margaret said...

I've never been in a parade, so hurray for you!! (and Cliff,the driver) :)

TARYTERRE said...

That's exciting to be in a parade. Sounds like that makeshift chair worked out real well.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do love parades! It's one thing that hasn't gone out of style either. Interesting view from the tractor instead of the sidelines.