Everyone Loves a Parade
Canada Day 2006, we're all on
St. in Simpson on a beautiful sunny afternoon, waiting for the parade . . .
Here they come . . .
Floats - and a tractor from
good old days . . .
Hey, this is a good parade .
A couple of harmless looking
- and what are those float riders up to?
More and more and more to see
. and hear . . .
I tell you, they used to make
real cars back in them there days . . .
Remember when they
farmed with tractors that size . . .
Someone's throwing peanuts
and bubble gum to the children - maybe we should get out there and pick
some up for ourselves. . .
Quite a scramble for the
goodies . . . the race is to the swift . . .
The Hockey Bags arrive, our
favourite team by a long shot . . . in case you're wondering why so
many young people are sporting t-shirts labelled "MY MOTHER
IS A BAG", well now you
know . . .
That grader looks familiar -
and so does the operator . . .
Oh, oh - I fear the camera's
running out of battery . . .
(Robert wasn't asleep on the
job though . . . below are three photos he took.)
Pretty fancy courtin'
I'd say. Mighty handsome couple too! Nice horse!
AU's float is no slouch
either. That must be flour in them there sacks; it couldn't be
fertiliser . . . in the early days
fertiliser was manufactured by horses and cows, and it likely
wasn't bagged. .
Here's Robert's photo of an old prospector who comes down from the
hills every five years to take in the Simpson reunions, accompanied by
steed Jack (Jenny?).
The oldtimer and Jack (Jenny)
sneak out of Simpson while the celebration is at its noisiest, so none
of them danged claim jumpers can follow him and steal his gold . . .
When Robert suggested to the old codger that we put the location of his
claim on this webpage for all you good people to read, I believe some
bad, blue words were directed at him, and he left fast
to avoid being on the receiving end of a swung pickaxe. . .
(Or am I making up this yarn? heh, heh)
Anyway, don't be afraid to visit this page again. I suspect you might
find additional good photos.