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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Another Year, Another Parade

If you need inspiration for writing a parade scene, look no further than Chatham NJ.

In fact, that's what I did when writing GLORY BE. Okay, honestly, the homecoming queen in a scratchy dress came from all those Friday afternoon parades before CHS Wildcat football games in Cleveland, MS.
But the rest? All from Chatham.

Here's a quick glimpse of today's parade, in pictures. 


 I'm a huge fan of bagpipers. Love the newest addition. Check him out, the kid on your far left.

 Another new addition. A truck supporting our governor.

All the swim clubs decorate floats.

Statue of Liberty. Wouldn't be a parade without her!

And for all of you who've been to the parade in Chatham. Yep, the crazy firemen ended today with two little burning houses, hoses, buckets of sparking confetti. Same as always. 

It's good that some things never change, right?

Oh, and Happy Birthday, Gloriana June Hemphill.

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