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« on: April 17, 2017, 03:07:10 PM »
...or holidays that don't exist but should.

LAGFAW Day stands for, 'Let's All Go For A Walk'. It would be a holiday on which people who don't usually get to march in a parade have a parade of their own.

Here's how it could work.   

The parade begins with a usual police  car flashing red and blue lights.  Behind the car is the color guard.  This is a large contingent of dry cleaners.  They carry long poles with colorful garments fastened on top and toss them around with great skill like Renaissance flag wavers. 

Behind the dry cleaners come the dog walkers.  The unit is led by a line of Neapolitan mastiffs carrying baskets of flowers in their soft mouths.  It's a wonderful sight.  Dogs of all sizes, shapes and colors strut their stuff.  We
see Italian greyhounds walking in the shade of great danes.  A group of French bulldogs and their handlers are dressed as lions.

Next come the grocery shoppers.  They have carts filled with ethnic goodies and are decorated with national flags of the cuisines they represent.  Wonderful scents of cured meat, cured fish and spices fill the air. 

Most of the music for the LAGFAW parade will be provided by the spectators.  The audience for this parade would be largely composed of uniformed marching bands who would play on the sidewalks as the parade passes by.  Other spectators would include beauty queens with their courts,  scout troops and ethnic performing ensembles. 

There would also be music within the parade. Get the street musicians together on the back of a truck.  We could have the kid who plays the sitar outside the ice cream shop and the older Chinese man who plays outside the bookshop.  Let's also get the guy who plays the steel drum  and the guy who plays the bagpipes in the park.  To round out the ensemble let's add the young man who's pretty darn good on the trumpet.

depending on where you live there could be many more units in the LAGFAW parade.  There could also be many other holidays that aren't celebrated but should be observed.

Let's have a bit of fun thinking and talking about these things.               


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Re: LAGFAW Day...
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 08:12:47 AM »
Behind the dog walkers, we would have the pooper scoopers. We also can't leave out the crazy cat ladies (of which I'm one) tooling along with their kitties in strollers, waving cat toys on sticks.


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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 11:26:51 AM »

You know those 'public figures' who ride on the back of convertibles? One of them would be the young lady at the Target bakery who gives free cookies to kids. There's a good chance my family will actually recognize her!

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Re: LAGFAW Day...
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 12:30:21 PM »
Behind the bakery girl will be the UPS/FedEx/US Postal workers that are practically family to those of us who see them frequently (either at home or work).

And they shall be package free and will be riding in rickshaws for others to carry them for a change. 


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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 04:18:06 PM »
And behind them will be the Cat Herders to herd any of the stray cats that just maybe got away from the crazy cat ladies. (not that CCLs would be irresponsible, but an important job for just in case. ;))

Along the parade route there will be certain spectators (not the music players) who will throw candy and trinkets to the parade participants for them to scramble for.

Cute idea for a thread, Thipu1! ;D


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Re: LAGFAW Day...
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 07:03:38 PM »
Behind the cat herders march some of our most important people: a contingent of garbage collectors, marching in neat formation, clashing trash can lids like cymbals.
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