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so this is Christmas...

in franklin county!

after a long day of laundry (yes, i do the laundry) and cutting two truck loads of firewood, i decided at the last minute to take the kids to the local Christmas parade in royston. in this area, i think it must be the biggest thing other than the local rodeo. we saw lots of police cars (sirens blaring), fire trucks (sirens blaring), political leaders, police cars, fire trucks, community groups, police cars, fire trucks (did i mention the sirens?), a few businesses, a few churches, (no marching bands...big disappointment), police and fire trucks and...

before i get to perhaps the most interesting "float" - let me just say that i truly love living here and have a high regard for our community (and police cars and fire trucks). some have told us that there's a mindset that is not open to "outsiders" - we haven't really seen that.

we decided at the last minute - ok, we had 13 minutes - to get to the parade. we made it! whew! traffic wasn't bad (never is) and we were able to line up on the parade route in our car and sit and wait...then it started...

the police cars started (obviously with sirens blaring) and the whole event lasted about 20 minutes. but, the most interesting "float" was the "_____________ Septic Company" "float" (insert whatever humerous thought you wish here about the word "float" and a septic company being in the parade). it gets better...

they didn't have just one entry, they had 2 - guess you could say they wanted to cover the bases (#1 & # 2...). and pulled behind "float" #2 (which was really just a truck, but the word float works better since its a septic pumping company)...behind "float" # 2 was a trailer...on the trailer was an overweight 50-something year old man sitting on a toilet...it gets better...

next to the man on the toilet was another toilet with a goat standing on top (yes, the seat cover was closed) wearing a georgia bulldogs sweater...

so this is Christmas...

3 comments:

Megan Elizabeth said...

Please tell me you took pictures!!!

Debbie said...

LOL you have us topped. Darin and I lived in Carrollton, Ga when we were first married. In their parade they had probably 7 different septic trucks! There were more of them than anything else. We thought the honey wagon was funny...but the guy on the toilet DEFINITELY tops the honey wagon hands down! Nothin' says Merry Christmas like the honey wagon! LOL

Anonymous said...

Now you've got me all excited about our Glenwood Parade I can't wait. Our scout always have a "float" (trailer behind a pickup truck with hay). 20 miniutes huh? we don't have that many police cars and fire trucks
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