Saturday, June 12, 2004
everyone loves a parade...
it was a beautiful day in Bath for the Morse High School Alumni parade. At 125 years old- it is the oldest HS alumni association in the country. As you can see, no expense was spared in the celebration of this event! Every single class was represented from 1939 on. My grandmother, before she died, was the last remaining member of the class of 1930.
Keep in mind that if there were any more people in the parade, there would be no one to watch it. Don't think I am making fun of my hometown and its zealous pride. I am, but I do so with love. Both my mother and I teared up during the parade- small town, HS alumni family stuff like this just chokes me up a little. Because you missed the festivities, here are some highlights.
Here's the traffic jam heading to the downtown parade. I know, 3 cars does not a traffic jam make, but they had a cop to direct the "traffic".
Here are 2 pictures of the massive crowds packing the streets to watch the festivities.
And the parade begins... with the Bath Trolley filled with members of the 1939 through 1944 classes (what did you expect these folks to march?)
What remains of the class of 1949...
Members of the class of '53 kicks back on their "float":
I think this was the class of 1957...
A class of 1960-something on their mock classroom float.
The class of 1969 getting into the whole hippie thing.
The Bath Municipal Band. I used to play with them in HS- it was good to hear them sounding good with plenty of new members!
The class of 1984 had this cool float...
Okay, that's all the highlights. The later classes didn't have anything too interesting. It's a busy weekend here in Bath- alumni banquet (one of the most horribly long and boring things ever), graduation tomorrow, and tours of the HS and historic homes all weekend!
posted by knit wit | 6/12/2004 04:28:00 PM