Tuesday, November 25, 2014

THANKSGIVING PARADE TRADITIONS

Here we are in the throws of Thanksgiving week! That means family and friends will gather and celebrate the true meaning of this holiday....excessive food and for some, maybe awkward family reunions, but not for me. We all get along just fine!!! seriously thought... it's the perfect time to express our gratitude and thanks we have, like family, friends, health and much more I'm sure. AND of course having the loveliest table setting and glorious food won't be bad at all either! The one thing I look forward to every year, as we have always done is watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
 
 
At the ancestral home, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is always on, even if we aren't watching the whole thing, my mother enjoys marching band music, so it's on. Macy Inc, in the parent of the company I work for, so we are eligible to be balloon handlers in the parade. Three of my co-workers signed up to be in it, and tried talking me into it, but no thanks.....as much as I love a parade, I have no desire to be in those crowds, and fighting traffic out of New York City, no matter how fun and memorable handling a balloon would be!!!! They will be on the Papa Smurf balloon. They did tell me there was several days of training, and all kinds of protocol to follow, and even had animation training to add excitement while walking the parade...who knew??? And ever notice in the early days, there was just about all balloons???
 
 
Although, I would like to view the parade one year from a deluxe apartment in the sky!!! How cool would that be???

 
But rest assured, I'll be watching for my co-workers from the comforts and warmth of the ole' ancestral home. Any parades for the holiday in your neck of the woods?

13 comments:

  1. That is cool you guys are eligible to par take in that!!!! It would be fun, but agree the traffic afterward.......no thanks.

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  2. What a lovely collection of retro pictures. William and I over the years have seen this parade four time. It is a marvel, but would agree a high rise view would be phenomenal, especially with the balloons.

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  3. Not for me. I usually sleep in on Turkey Day. But I can guarantee there will be lots of sweaty men in tight pants to watch on TV thanks to the NFL. ;-)

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  4. If I wrest control of the clicker from all the guys around here....

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  5. whoa whoa whoa, the philly parade is older than the macy's parade. youse betta be watchin' da philly parade or else! ;-)

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  6. We here have a thanksgiving parade , mostly bands and a few smaller floats, bit is is a tradition, so we will go watch with hot beverages of course. Loved there vintage shots. We also watch the Macy's parade.

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  7. Your totally getting me in the mood!

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  8. Years ago, our high school was asked to be in the parade so we marched in it. It was very memorable, glad I did it, but what a mess after. Took us and hour just too get out of the city. Was cool seeing the behind the scenes.

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  9. At least this year with you away, the town wont have to see the condoms blown up as make shift balloon animals.

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  10. I think it would be fun to be in the parade...but cold. Like you I'll be home with my family, aunts uncles and cousins. Many, many cousins.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Mistress.

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  11. I used to watch every year when I was younger, Bullwinkle was a favorite, but don't see it much now. Me and my gay boys go watch the Philly parade , then drinks, before heading to our respective homes. I'll be tired up tomorrow, so HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!

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