Summer is Cumming

Are you ready?! Summer is almost here!

You’re probably like, wait, what? Summer? That’s not for awhile…….

Exactly, but that’s also why I said summer is almost here lol How can I tell? Well, for starters, parades. Yep, parades motherfucker. You may think I’m crazy, but think about it. When do most of the parades for suburban small towns begin? Right around spring time. Most parades have been going on for a few generations, so you need to think back to what it was like in the area when they started said parades.

Now, I’m thinking of one in particular for myself, but you can think of whatever parade you’d like. The parade that I’m thinking of isn’t your typical parade. Not one of your usual excuses to shut down the main street of downtown and some surrounding streets to have a celebration. Not an Independence Day parade, or anything like that. It’s a parade about butter, yep, butter. Well, it originated about chickens. I know, pretty random. The area that I’ve been living in the past few years has a pretty rich history with dairies and chicken farms.

Did I mention I live in a pretty redneck area….. again.

It’s a little country, minus the cowboy hats, they usually save those for special occasions…… like parades.

So, my reasoning behind summer coming soon because there’s a parade about butter and eggs.

Think back to the times when the main street wasn’t even paved, and the courthouse was actually a courthouse, and the town hall was on the mainstreet, you literally had stores called “general goods store”. What was living like back then? I’m guessing pretty rough, and kinda depressing.

So! You weren’t quite prepared for winter like you would’ve liked, but enough to survive the cold weather, rain, and possibly even floods. Yep, this area used to flood a bit. So you’ve toughed it out, and you’re in Spring. That kind in between phase between bitter cold, and the sweltering heat of the summer.

What better way to lift your spirits a bit and get your mind off of the grueling months to come? Yep! You sure guessed it! A parade, as corny as that may sound. But it’s true. People would dress to impress, and everybody would show up. It would be a time to socialize and forget about your worries and focus on the brightly colored things contrasting the dreary day to day farming life. But it could also be used as a time to being a courtship, find some work, or strike a deal with a fellow farmer or businessman.

I know, I sound super geeky right now, talking about parades and what not. But they’re oddly enough a big part of many cultures. They’re not only used to uplift the spirits of a rural town, but also to celebrate an Independence, they’re also to exhibit Pride and unity among people, an they’ve also been used to strike fear into the hearts and exhibit power and dominance.

Power and Dominance? Yep, the Nazis called their marches “parades”, Communist Russia used to call them parades too when they’d march around their army with some big ass rockets, and the same with North Korea.

At least in the states we’ve got parades for happiness and good things, once we start parading around our nukes I’ll get a little worried.

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