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Crazy, Crazy BUSY Day!!! 

Not only did we GO to the St. Johns Parade today, but Marilyn and I actually WALKED IN THE PARADE!!! Who knew that would happen? Long story, but we were supposed to get a photo of the Junior Parade Grand Marshal to use as our announcement. He didn't show at the formation area, so we went the entire parade 'just in case' he showed up during it (he didn't).

Angel (our Clown Prince) had his new scepter! He was great (always is). The Clown Corps was WONDERFUL! I forced Rich to walk with us. We three had on logo shirts, which helped show who we were. Frank was directly behind us. Then the Court. Then the Royal Rosarians. We were right at the front part of the parade!!! My face hurts from all the smiling and smiling, but I loved it!!!

Home and into different clothes so we could go to festival storage where we were involved in the vignette about the new mini-floats that will appear in this year's Grand Floral Parade. Marilyn had a camera there, but she needed to produce this.

Me? I was in non-logo-wear, so I could be someone learning to create floats. I spent my time interacting with the community volunteers -- including two little girls -- AND painting a float (I did close to half the painting by myself).

Carla did a GREAT job today. And Gary (her hubby) is always awesome! And of course Arthur was fabulous.

Home again (right now) very briefly to make ANOTHER clothing change, then head to long-time Board Member Gail's 70th birthday party (at a country club). Originally Arthur (who was at the filming) said: "You look cute the way you are!" Then I said, "It's at a country club." And he said, "You need to change." And we both laughed.

I need to go touch up my make-up and off we'll go.

Our billboards are up everywhere! Saw a few today while out and about.

My feet are VERY, VERY SORE tonight from all the walking. And even my hands hurt. But we'll survive this. Then we'll get home and start talking about TOMORROW. Hahaha. It's that time of year!!!

May 10, 2015 (Sunday) 09:38 am (UTC)
What a super day you had. I bet you are both super tired tonight. I saw Marilyn's billboard and you will need to let me know where the others are. I wish I could have been watching the St. Johns Parade and seen you both in it. How wonderful. Hope Gails birthday party was nice and sounds like the making of the small floats went very well. I miss you both so much and hope we can find a few minutes to get together soon. Larry came up from Roseburg and Candy took me up to La Center for a little bit of celebration of Mother's Day. It was so much fun and there were lots of people who still knew us. They comped our dinner and all of Candy's drinks. We had them check and we had not been up there since 2006. Larry enjoyed playing the table games and he won a high hand for $200 so he came out ahead. I may go out for a meal with Tammy and Ross tomorrow. Her birthday was Saturday same as Larry's.
May 10, 2015 (Sunday) 01:18 pm (UTC)
Good on you for walking the parade!
I used to do it a lot when young, so know it can be a long, long walk.
I hope you're feet are better soon!

How many steps did it add? I'm surprised you don't have a huge total there!