Wednesday, April 23, 2008
What have we done!
We decided to do the small town thing and take in some of the festivities of our new home. We went to the Swallow Festival, which is about birds, I guess. But they have a Swallow queen which begs the question - How do you win the title?
The entire town met at the restuarant/gas station/mini mart/post office for a short (and I mean short) parade where they actually threw candy so all the kids could chase after it and make their mothers concerned that they might get stuck under the very large tire of the fire truck. In the parking lot, there were some canopies set up for vendors. One was selling cotton candy, one had hot dogs and such. And then there was one that was selling her home wares - like a yard sale! At at parade. She had sheets for sale and old tupperware containers and maybe even some socks at unbeatable prices. Can't say I've ever seen that.
You just can't beat small town parades. There was actually a mermaid smoking a cigarrette and drinking at beer at the end of the parade. I guess her ride through town on the float was too much and she needed a drag.
Doug and I felt a little out of place as everyone knew everyone else. But you gotta get involved, right? There were a lot of motorcycles which was another thing that struck me as odd. I don't know why. Maybe because this festival is something I'd never heard of, but a bunch of bikers had? Who knows.
#9 - I'm thankful for mullets because they bring a smile to everyone's face.