Monday, November 21, 2011
Santa came to the nearby town on Saturday. It was E’s first parade. He loved the people who gave out chocolate and candy canes.
He waved to the firefighters and police officers and he fell asleep to mommy rocking (literally rocking not rocking out) to the music.
He stayed asleep through the marching bands, to driver blowing his big rig horn and to Santa wishing each of us a Merry Christmas.
The parade itself was OK.
I was disappointed by the local stores that used the parade as a marketing vehicle rather than a Christmas parade to get us into the spirit.
If people can’t put effort into their floats, do not bother attending. So to the local florist, the larger grocery store and the trailer rental place, don’t participate next year. Find another way to advertise your business.