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Since the Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade just passed under my window, I'll share the view with you.

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Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 3:33 am
I have never been a big parade fan. I think as a kid I became really afraid of them. But there are two parades that I could cope with . . . a parade of Republicans to the unemployment office on November 5, and a parade of the Conservatives to the unemployment office in May 2015!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 4:05 am
I used to love the Pride Parade but the city decided to put up barricades so you can't walk across the parade. It's just not as much fun.

Lona Goudswaard (85)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 5:33 am
I'm not a fan of parades with marching bands, too military for this pacifist. I thought I would get to see something akin to our flower parades, which consists of large wagons made up with huge theme displays covered completely in different types of flower heads.

So I can quite understand why this one was a bit of a disappointment and why you'd prefer to see a parade of unemployed Republicans, TomCat. No rose petals for them, of course and here a nice big brass band to attract attention wouldn't go amiss.

Winn A (177)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 6:11 am
I like a parade I can watch from the comfort of my home.

Kit B (276)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 6:57 am

My dad was military and my son was both an Eagle Scout and NROTC, my daughter drill team, so I am just bit passed the point of loving parades a few too many, I guess. Though I am always happy for the young people that have the opportunity to show their stuff in a city wide parade.

Thanks TC

Arielle S (313)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 7:04 am
That's quite a view you have, TC - but I'd prefer peace and quiet, too. Thanks for the glimpse from your window, tho - it's more fun when it's somebody else's view!

Pat B (357)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 7:05 am
Enjoy seeing parades, with my family and kids. Only difference now is, instead of standing the whole time, I take my chair to view. Really nice pics, and LOVED your comment below. How so true.!!

pam w (139)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 8:19 am
Thanks, Tom. Sorry there weren't any Republicans carrying "I'm an IDIOT" signs.....

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 8:29 am
I enjoy parades as long as I don't have to be there and swelter or freeze. I am shallow enough to prefer the big prooduction pieces like floats and balloons to the groups. I admire the work and crafting that goes into them, so maybe I'm not totally shallow.

Nancy M (197)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 11:35 am
I like parades. I love roses too, and Oregon. Thanks Tomcat

Terrie W (798)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 11:35 am
Not big into parades but I absolutely LOVED your parting comment, Cat Man. :)

Rekha S (0)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 11:45 am
When I lived in India, I used to love going to the Independance day Parade!

David C (186)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 12:10 pm
....I love parades, but even better than this type would be a parade of GOP to jail and/or unemployment lines....

Chris C (162)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 12:10 pm
WOW - great view...watching a parade from the comfort of your home - COOL!

Birgit W (160)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 1:15 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Judy Davey (14)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 1:31 pm
I hate parades! Also clowns & circuses!

Kathleen M (231)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 1:35 pm
Noted. Thanks, TopCat! Do like some parades, First Night in Boston, Mardi Gras, the numerous Carribean festivalsg every summer in city parks around here...don't much like military-type exhibitions, 'tho do enjoy school bands. Certainly wouldn't mind the type of parade cited by Lynn and TC. Would love it if it was a solemn March into Dante's Worst Circle of Hell. Too bad i don't believe in that kind of thing. (sigh).

Colleen L (3)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 2:06 pm
Thanks TomCat

James Maynard (84)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 2:50 pm
Seems there are two or three parades
a month here in Mazatlan. Doesn't
matter how trivial, these folks love a
parade! Your view reminds me of
when I was living in a condo here -
right over the Carnaval parade.

JL A (282)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 5:36 pm
I like your preferred parade and like parades that allow a little wacky to make me laugh, too.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 7:09 pm
Parades are Lovely and Exciting, a lot of talent here, you had the best view!! Thank you TomCat

Deb E (63)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 9:28 pm
The Rose Festival in Portland is a big deal. You got a ringside seat, whether you wanted it or not, TC lol Thanks for sharing the pictures. I would love to see all the Repubs march in in the Festival of Unemployed Republicans Parade, too.

TomCat S (132)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 9:59 pm
Thanks all!

Edith B (146)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 10:00 pm
I was in a marching band in high school, yes I was a nerd. But, I still love parades. Sorry, TC, I have never had one beneath my bedroom window. Good pics, though I agree with the idea of the Reps.doing a parade to the unemployment office. Feel sorry for the workers there, though.

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