Horses on main street.

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I had a goofy smile on my face as I watched the parade go by.

It is Western Weekend – Saloon Girl contests and rodeos. And the parade down main street. As parades go, it was unimpressive. No marching bands or floats. Five or six Boy Scouts led off the parade. There were line dancing Aunties from the Hongwanji and miniature ponies. There were politicians (of course) and cross-dressing clowns. There were people lining the street and young boys sharing their candy with two girls who came late. It would be easy to dismiss this little parade in this little neighborhood and when I was young and full of myself I probably would have.

I had a goofy smile on my face as I watched the parade go by.

2 Comments so far

  1. macpro (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2005 @ 12:56 am

    Sounds and looks like the parades they have in Honokaa on the Big Island.


  2. macpro (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2005 @ 7:41 am

    This looks like one of those rodeo parades in Honokaa on the Big Island. Once upon a time Honokaa had its own county band. I’ve seen several parades in that town where there is no band. Kind of sad. A band is what makes a parade… a parade you know. Gotta have that marching music.



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