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1 July, 2018

Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud)  Cheers to all of us thieves!


I don't remember where I found this one, but given that the 4th of July is coming up, I thought this series of questions about parades might be fun.

1. Do you like parades?

Not particularly. I enjoy big parades on TV, but not to stand and watch them.  Davis has a holiday parade for most holidays.  I haven't been in years, but when I did go, there were more townspeople in it then watched it.  Those parades, I liked.  Our kids were on floats for the diving team or the children's theater.  Walt occasionally drove the truck for "floats"

2. Rate the following parade attractions in order of affection:

*. horses;  -3
*. marching bands  - 1
*. floats;  -2
*. anything that gives away candy:  - 4
*. politicians ride in cars?  - 7
*. antique cars/tractors;  - 6

*. fire trucks;  - 5

3. Have you ever been in a parade?

I marched in a couple of Gay Pride parades in San Francisco.

4. Do you bring lawn chairs to parades?

Well, I don't go to parades, but these days if I were to go, I would have to bring a chair (another reason why I don't go!)

5. Does it bother you to have to park a long way from the parade, and then walk back to the car afterwards?

Yes.  I would have to send someone to go for the car and then pick me up.

6. Do you wave at people you know?

Sure.  That's the fun of small parades like the one in Davis.

7. At people you don't know?

Depends on the mood of the day.  Probably, if they wave at me.  Everybody waves at everybody in the Gay Pride parades.

8. Do you take pets -dogs particularly - to parades?

Good lord, no!!!  Polly at a parade?  Shudder.

9 Have you ever been to a big parade in person (Rose Bowl, Macy's, etc)?

Only the Gay Pride parade in San Francisco, though I watch (part of) the Rose parade and Macy*s parade on TV each year.  One year I was in Pasadena on the Rose Parade day.  I didn't go, but we went to see all the floats the day after the parade was over.  That was pretty spectacular.

10. Do you attend more warm weather or cold weather parades?

I can't think of seasons when parades occur.  When you are an arm chair participant, weather makes no difference.

Personal victory -- I was able to get my legs in the car by myself last night.  First time in about 3 weeks that I've been able to do so!!!




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