Kudos to the Division-Clinton Business Association for organizing a splendid parade and vibrant street fair last weekend! The heat should be lower this weekend, so I hope everyone gets out again to support your neighborhood small businesses.
Photo by Steve Unger
I like this photograph for several reasons. It was taken by a neighbor watching the Division-Clinton parade last week, who then took the time and effort to send it to me. Thank you, Steve! I like the photo because it shows Mark Sturbois of Communication Workers of America Local 7901, and Robert Wilson - two of my dedicated supporters last year and in this summer's parade season. And I like it because it shows Robert demonstrating that marching in a parade is a task that takes thought and effort. Robert is pointing out a parade watcher I'd missed, alerting me to turn and wave. If people bother to turn up to watch, and if I in turn make the effort to be in the parade, it's really nice when spotters help the two of us connect.
Photo by Robert Wilson
I like this one because it's my older son, Luke, driving our zebra car. Signs on the door reused from the St Johns Parade. Without me nagging, bribing, ordering, or whining, Luke got up early on a weekend to drive for me. Joy to a mother's heart, and a big help since the Division-Clinton Parade covers 40 blocks and that's a long way to walk back if a car isn't there at the end.
This weekend, stop by the Parkrose Cruise-In on NE Sandy between 105th and 112th. Starts with Classic Car exhibits at 9 a.m. Blow-up car raffles at 11:30 and 12:30 (go see, if you wonder what that is). Trophy presentation at 2:30 p.m. Special dunk tank event at 3 p.m.