A Small Town Parade

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A Small Town Parade

Post by eric_marsh » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:37 am

The parade wound around the Caldwell County Courthouse. First came the police cars with lights flashing and screaming sirens. The high school marching band was next, followed by the first float.

"It's a dinosaur daddy!" cried a little boy.

Sure enough, a thirty foot long tyrannosaurus rex followed a fire engine around the corner. The dinosaur's green scales provided sharp contrast to the shiny red engine. It seemed to grin as it's head swung from side to side, snapping up the occasional spectator.

The boy clapped his hands in pleasure as the parade moved past us, on down the avenue.
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Re: A Small Town Parade

Post by Phenopath » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:18 am

I really like this one. It is, dare I say it, almost subtle. We don't get much of that round these parts ;)
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Re: A Small Town Parade

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:22 am

Ah, Norman Rockwell-esque.

But, it's completely unbelievable. The cops don't run their sirens because it deafens and annoys the spectators. :) :wink:

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Re: A Small Town Parade

Post by eric_marsh » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:27 pm

We watched the Charles Dickins Christmas parade last night and yes, one of the cop cars had his siren running. It annoyed the hell out of me.

Here's a pic of our courthouse. There is more info at http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/LOCKH ... -Texas.htm
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Re: A Small Town Parade

Post by strawman » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:48 pm

eric_marsh wrote: It seemed to grin as it's head swung from side to side, snapping up a the occasional spectator.
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Re: A Small Town Parade

Post by eric_marsh » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:13 pm

Got it.
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