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Yesterday evening in downtown Front Royal we had the Fireman’s Parade.  This is a phenomenon that I have only seen in Virginia.  It happens during their big fundraiser – a carnival.  The parade drives through downtown with all the fire equipment from the county fire stations as well as some surrounding areas.  The highlight of the parade is the queens and princesses.  Every fire hall has a few from newborns to high school girls and they ride through the parade in their fanciest gowns waving to their adoring public. 

Watching the parade caused me and my friends who took a break from art class to watch (the parade goes right by the arts council where we hold classes) to talk about parades we had marched in when we were in school.  And that caused me to recall that I had run across my old majorette uniforms recently.  My mom made these.  The bright green one was my favorite.  It is made of some shiny eyelash type fabric that I remember that she had such trouble sewing but all the majorettes loved them.  And the dark green one is velvet!

And, of course, when football season ended I cheered during basketball season so there were even more uniforms.  We were Patterson High School Eagles!  Green and White Fight, Fight!  🙂

The memories, oh, the memories!

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