Today was the annual Smithfield Christmas parade. My son, his friend, one of our dogs and I marched, or rather loosely sauntered, with the Isle of Wight County Humane Society. Our youngest dog Penny came from the Society and both of our cats did as well, though the cats stayed home with phonophobic Loretta. We participated last year as well, but today my mood was better and the parade was more fun than therapy.
As in most Christmas parades, Santa was the grand finale, and for the Smithfield parade he was riding in a fire truck. However, the highlight for me was not him, but Paula Dean in a 1963 Mercury Comet.