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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 G (80)
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 Adams (179)
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 (356)
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 Williams (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 (131)
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 (152)
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 Mireault (224)
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 (281)
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 (129)
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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