Chapter Fifty-Four

By 1:15 the first float drags down the street through in front of a handful of spectators clinging to their memories of better parades. The last float is the King of the Christmas Parade float. Still the finest float in the parade – it is just a shadow of what it once was. After the parade – as in years gone by – everyone gathered at the gazebo in town to sing “Silent Night” then to be safe “Here Comes Santa Claus” before returning to their homes for dinner and football.Herc54.jpg

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