Independence Day

My favorite parades are not those of the professional gigantic floats and inflatable cartoon characters, but the small-town variety featuring decorated bicycles and the local fire truck. Especially if there are participants expressing themes so personal and local that they are perfectly incomprehensible to an out-of-towner.

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2 Responses to “Independence Day”

  1. Anne says:

    I’m with you. But this is why it’s impossible to explain the USA to Europeans.

  2. Sheila says:

    One year we took French houseguests to our local July 4th parade, which featured, among many quirky participants, the local Safeway’s delivery truck. Our friends were trying to imagine a Franprix truck in the Bastille Day parade.

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