The Big Parade

Diana, Sierra, the dog and I are back from Sierra Madre’s Fourth of July parade. Our tradition of attending dates back to when Diana I lived there. We sit out in front of our old apartment building and look for small signs of change in a neighborhood that is still essentially the same as we left it.

When the parade begins, I really enjoy the wide spectrum of funky and humorous entries, politicians riding classic cars, fleets of Cub Scouts on bicycles, the array of emergency equipment, bands both earnest and satirical, and all kinds of local color.

Seeing the parade again has inspired me to repost an account I wrote about it years ago, “Fourth of Sierra Madre”. The article used to be available on the original File 770 website but hasn’t been online since the host domain went away.

Have a happy Independence Day!