23 December 2009

76 Trombones...

...OK... well, yes, that is an exaggeration, but sometime (back in October, I think) the excitement was running high around our house the day the parade passed down Perrine. It may have been, in fact...

(as I started to say earlier) ...it may have been ~

...the very first parade our gang had EVER seen! So... once again...

even if it is an exaggeration...

led the big parade
With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand.
They were followed by rows and rows of the finest virtuo-
Sos, the cream of ev'ry famous band.

Seventy-six trombones caught the morning sun
With a hundred and ten cornets right behind
There were more than a thousand reeds
Springing up like weeds
There were horns of ev'ry shape and kind...

The 76 pieces of candy and bubblegum per child gathered from the yard and piles of leaves along the sides of the road both during and after the fact, however, might not be...

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