austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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And your eyes of blue

I finished a year of MiSTings for the major pieces on my humor blog, so, could I possibly make it go on to a second year? Sure, of course, why couldn't I? Here's what's run there recently:

Now we can carry on to more fun at the Silver Bells parade.

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The Petosky Steel Drum Band! Described as a crowd favorite but just because everyone loves them and looks forward to them.


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More of the Steel Drum Band. I don't know how they don't get on the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade for the whole country to enjoy.


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There they go! If the picture looks different it's because the previous two were stills from the movie I took, while this is a picture proper.


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And here's the Quality Dairy cow, which I think is new to the parade. Celebrates the local convenience store and sometimes laundromat chain.


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And a summer-parade float, I can't for the life of me remember for who.


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A smiling grinch and somewhere in there a Scooby. I believe there's a Frosty in there too. My camera, of course, chose to focus on the TV camera.


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Another float from a construction company, showing off how they have the capacity to move bunches of children at once.


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The Old Newsboys always have a float, to advertise how they sell their spoof newspaper to raise money for ... I guess providing shoes to needy children.


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Looking through the camera and reviewing stand at the train coming up. I thought it might be the Cata-piller, but the Cata-piller never showed.


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Had this train, though, from a farm(?) or something.


Trivia: The Knights of Malta were founded in 1048 as the Order of St John, in Jerusalem; they did not settle in Malta until 1530 (and were expelled from it by Napoleon). Source: Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood, Joshua Keating.

Currently Reading: The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War, David Nasaw.

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