It was a joy-filled morning as my daughter Bridgette marched in the Stockyards City Cowboy Christmas Parade in Oklahoma City. It was her first parade. Since she is so young, we all escorted her including her super awesome brother Sullivan who rode his hover-board and carried the BRIDGY TWIRLS sign. After the parade, we popped […]
On Saturday night, about 40 former baton twirlers with the University of Kentucky reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college’s Sweetheart Majorettes. They reunited during a halftime performance to promote the dying art of baton twirling. The Lexington Herald covered the event. Here is an excerpt: In their heyday in the late 1960s, […]
A 1975 parade winds through the long avenues of Newburgh, New York. The town is located about 60 miles north of New York City. During the 20th Century it was a popular site for regional firemen’s parades.
Monday is the 240th birthday of the United States of America. Back in 1976, when we celebrated the 200th birthday, schools were big into Bicentennial programs, plays and parades. Most school pictures even featured photography backdrops of 1776 flags or little liberty bell or feather pen props. Given the fact the name Generation X has […]
Nick DeWolf Selfie, 1958In 1958, a computer pioneer and physicist named Nick DeWolf took a selfie while sitting in a Barber shop in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He was 30-years-old, and already way ahead of his time. I discovered Nick in 2008 while looking for images of Generation X. I wanted to feature pictures on my blog […]
I love Thanksgiving parades, and I love this vintage Thanksgiving image from the Baltimore parade taken in 1963.
Today was the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Oklahoma City. We had a great time! The kids really loved the Llamas! I loved the Native American on the Harley Davidson with his Nam 66 and Vietnam 67 patches. Nearly 12 percent of Oklahoma’s population is Irish. More than 11 percent are Native American, primarily […]