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Today in My History

2000: Turn Around, Turn Around
2001:  Suffering in Silence
2002:  Sue Barton, Ladadog and The Black
2003:  Happy Birthday, Jeri
2004:  All in the Family
2005: 
Clown Car
2006:  Forty
2007: Ring Around Rosie
2008:  Two Pairs of Pants
2009:  Chaos
2010:  The Last Clam Dip
2011:  45 Things
2012: Tuesday
2013: A Bloody Busy Day

2014: Here's to the Ladies who Lunch
2015: Sunday Stealing
2016: 50 Years Today
2017: Revised Food Meme
2018: Lions and Witches, Oh My
2019: He Doesn't Do Diapers
2020: Sunday Stealing


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Updated 3/14/21
Cinderella

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Murder on the Orpheum Circuit
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The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Pi´┐Żata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
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I LOVE A PARADE

26 April 2021

Happy Birthday, Jeri!


Davis is a bigger town than it was when we moved here, nearly 50 years ago, but it's still a fairly small town, small enough to have little parades for all sorts of things.

There were always parades for Christmas and for Easter, with children invited to be part of the parade so that the parade itself had more people in it than there were watching it.  they paraded from Central Park to the theater, where there was something going on for them.

One year there was an Easter parade that ended up at the big park near our house.  It was filmed and Paul was the host, interviewing the kids--and the Easter bunny.

But the big parade was always the Picnic Day parade.  Picnic Day is like Open House at UC Davis, with all the buildings open, lots of things to see and do (loved the dachshund races and the cow with the hole in her stomach)

In our earlier years, our kids were on a Picnic Day float for the Children's Theatre Company and, another year, for the diving team.  Walt drove a flat bed truck with actors from the Davis Comic Opera Company.  But there was no Picnic Day last year and no Picnic Day this year, because of the pandemic. 

However there was a parade.  There was a big car parade around a big block in honor of Bob Dunning, the columnist whom Ned interviewed recently. 

There were lots of cars (and a big lemon)

and also at least four penny farthing bikes...the penny farthing bike being the symbol of Davis.

Many of the cars were decorated and all drove past where Bob was standing while the other Bob (Bowen) acted as an announcer describing who was in each car (that's Ned photographing)

and the guest of honor was there to wave at people as they drove by.l

It was a great event and a wonderful celebration of Bob, who, Ned says, was quite humbled.  I love these small town celebrations in Davis and, truthfully, I am so glad that Ned is now living in Davis and part of them again.
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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