Our town's 4th of July parade is somewhat famous. It has been in the Boston Globe and New York Times as the parade to attend. Here's the MC of the parade, Clyde the Town Clerk. He has a thick Vermont accent and comments on everything. He made lots of New York Times jokes this year.
As this row of Mercedes drove by (and Nels and I scratched our heads wondering why they were in the parade), Clyde commented "Look at them Mercedes. There must be a lot of money out on Cream Pot Road."
Clyde knew every single tractor and rider, which farm. etc.
Firetrucks from 4 or 5 towns were in the parade. Good thing there wasn't an emergency anywhere.
At this point Clyde said "We spend all that money and then no one wants to use them" and "Look at that ladder truck. The only thing we got in town as tall as that truck is a couple of silos."
I love a good parade. They seem to bring out the hometown spirit and creativity that is sorely lacking the rest of the year in our country.