Firetrucks, flatbed trucks, tractors, lumber trucks, tractors and all kinds of vehicles were filled with local groups doing their thing.
Every child received a flag and every group who marched in the parade threw candy, so each kid came home with a bag just like Halloween. This is my grandson Zach with his flag.
This is Laura, Arlo, Joe and Zach. The kids were besides themselves with excitement.
I got a big kick out of all the seniors participating in the parade--retirement communities and their buses, and the senior center bus itself. But check out the following picture: the Senior Center belly dancer students.
And, what would a hometown parade be without the presence of the local public libraries, one of my passions, as you know? These are the employees of the North Olympic Library System doing synchronized drill routines with their library carts.
There were dozens of photos, but these are some highlights. The frosting on the cake, however, was that when bedtime came, Zach asked if he could sleep with me. My heart melted. My eldest grandkids Whitney and Anthony (22, 21) slept over so often when they were little, but I haven't slept with a little kid for a long, long time. He chose a stuffed rabbit that he said would be for both of us, we read two stories, sang some songs, and finally he fell asleep. I just kept laying there saying to myself, "Thank you, God, thank you, thank you."