Tuesday, May 19, 2009


In a very very small town anyone can be in the big annual May Day Parade. You don't need a float, you don't need a costume, although many people have both of these. Preschoolers walk with their parents or friends, or get pushed in strollers or pulled in wagons. Kindergarteners ride bikes. Bubbles are blown, balloons and banners and ribbons and flowers and flags are carried. Candy is thrown and collected. The fire truck and police car sirens make it all into a loud exciting event.


Linda said...

Question - is there anyone who's NOT in the parade? Looks like there are more participants than spectators!

Miranda said...

There's my kids, who never want to be in the parade (imagine Sophie's 'look' at the Maypole, times 4). And the nursing home residents. And all the people who come "home" for the weekend after having moved away. Yeah, we're a little shy on spectators.