The Parade of Characters

There are three parades each year that I try not to miss.

The Blowing Rock parade on Thanksgiving weekend is one of them.

I am always glad to see some of the same characters every year.

The leader is a lady clown on her three-wheeler with a basket and balloons.

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Among the old trucks is the “Mater” truck with a stained glass window and a swing for a seat.

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I always look forward to the woman pulling the tiny truck carrying a Christmas tree.

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There are also noisy groups of happy cloggers.

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and dance troupes.

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A Grinch or two shows up.

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Anyone can join in the parade.  Big or little.

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Two legs or four legs.

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We debated whether this was Scooby Doo or a Kangaroo?

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I see all this as an opportunity for anyone to stop traffic and strut their stuffing.

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It’s such a family friendly event.

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Santa brings up the rear riding in a bucket firetruck.

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I love this parade of characters.

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