This weekend was a flurry of flurriness* starting with the Mathews Christmas parade on Saturday.
|John Deere made an appearance or two in the parade.|
|Our Grand Marshal|
|Among other things, Nelda handles the county's Meals on Wheels program.|
Her driver Mr. Gibbs was my high school geography teacher.
They are both wonderful people who also happen to be avid runners.
|Heavy duty farm equipment followed by the Gloucester Chic-Fil-A cows.|
|Mathews High School Class of 1982 is always well represented in this parade.|
This is Glenda Burroughs and one of her two beautiful daughters.
|Daughter Two waves.|
|This was one of my favorite entrants. A boat with pirates. |
And parrots. And turtles. And....
|CRAB HATS!!! |
This group gets two claws up from Chesapeake Bay Woman.
past posts featuring his mad boating skillz);
Scooter Ransone in the blue jacket; and in the far background wearing the red jacket talking to bystanders rather than
marching in the parade is MHS Class of 1982 representative #2, Sterling Ransone.
|(He's also known as Dr. Ransone.)|
|Not until this float went by did I notice the best part.|
|This child's body language captured what a few of us on the sidelines |
were feeling due to the drizzle and the cold.
|This was my favorite.|
|Mathews High School Class of 1982 Entrant #3: Alda Hudgins Barnett.|
|Looking befuddled. Daughter Betsy looks on.|
|Yes, here in Mathews we still have (in the background) signs boasting "high test" gasoline.|
|Miss Betsy Barnett|
At this point during the parade it started to sprinkle, hence the blurred spots in the picture above. Nevertheless I kept taking pictures and will share them, along with pictures from Saturday night's Holly Ball, later this week.
*Flurriness is a word I just invented which, loosely translated, means too much flurry for one's own good much less one weekend.