Anyhoo, late Saturday morning Lovegirl and I made our way to the annual St. P.atrick’s Day parade in downtown Jackson. The parade starts at noon and well, I don’t really know when it ends because I can’t hang.
The parade starts with a police motorcade, then people collect donations for the local children’s hospital. The next groups to march are the Sweet Potato Queens – these groups come from all over the country and world. I think there was a group from Indonesia marching this year. In between there are political candidates, a few drum corps and the JSU percussion section. Finally, the floats.
We had our usual good time. First Lovegirl wants me to pick her up. Nope, not happening. Then she sits down and plays with rocks or sticks or something she’s found on the ground. After about 20 minutes of that – during which I’m busy watching her and hollering for beads – she gets into parade mode and starts hollering for beads, begging for flowers, and making friends all around. We had a ball! Maybe next year you’ll join us?