Friday, October 12, 2007

Homecoming Parade ... (Or, You Might Live in a Small Town If...)

Last night was the homecoming parade and pep rally at the high school.

You Might Live in a Small Town If...

You can stand in the middle of a major 4-lane street waiting for the parade to come to you...















You get a lump in your throat seeing the high school band kids march in their uniforms...
















The drums make your heart beat stronger ...















The Steppers ride on a flatbed truck ...
















One of the school mascots is part of the sophomore class float ...
































The junior class float includes more kids than actually worked on it...





















The Senior Class float includes a guy with a whip, and he's really not all that kinky...
















You can smell the testosterone rolling off the star football players standing like gods on a truck churning its way to the school...
















The FFA girls wrap their horses' legs in school colors and tie spirit ribbons in their horses' tails ...
















Cheerleaders, the band and proud parents worship at the feet of the players ...















Players take their place of glory at the top of the hill ...


















And the Four Tubas of the Apocolypse cast a mighty shadow ....















A mascot strikes a pose ...

































One of the football players will dance with any old woman with a camera ...






























The drummers steal the show with their Coyote Ugly drumstick acrobatics...


















































And even a spotted pup is welcome!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That makes my heart ache. I remember high school football. When I ended up in Ark. I was long outta school. I am just now getting back to a hometown school.

My kids are the the Elk's. They had homecoming last night too.

I love the fall, the cool night air. The roar of a hometown cheering their team on. :-)
jeannie Diane

FrenziedFeline said...

Some of the things I miss from living in a small town. :::sigh:::

Einar said...

Back in Ponca City? Looked like their school building. And go easy on those Football Gods. This could be the high point of many of their lives. eeeek

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Trixie said...

Yes! Einar wins points for recognizing the city. I moved back here in June. These are some of the things I enjoy about it.

Erudite Redneck said...

Too. Cool. :-)

If I get my actual statehood-related work (four stories, long on low-yield archival-type research, that I got "volunteered"' for) in hand by noon tomorrow, I'm gonna go downtown for the official Centennial Parade! :-)

They prmise BIGF BALLOONS, 45 feet tall! I've never seen such except onj the TV in the Macy's Parade.

Oh, heck. I gotta go. Evgen if Mr; Phentermine helps me work afterward! :-)

Sorry I've been scarce 'round here, friend. My statehood work has made me busier, and crazier, than I have EVER been, and I mean EVER, in 20 years of the biz.

It's a good thing that Dr. ER is absent. I've even been pissin' off Ice-T!

Felicia said...

Looks like a lovely parade and a sweet little doggy.

TECH said...

This was really cool, Trixie. Thanks for sharing!

And I'm going to steal the line about the "...Four Tubas of the Apocolypse..." Funny!

Trixie said...

Tech, I'm so glad you noted that! I was hoping someone would!

drlobojo said...

I used to hang out at the fire department just before the parades so that I could ride on the fire engine.