Monday, June 28, 2010

Even Death Loves a Parade

A week ago tonight, I was at the Rose Parade up in Roseville, Minnesota.

Parade sponsors are acknowledged with signs carried by Boy Scouts who walk between the high school bands, princess-mobiles and miscellaneous small business-people who give out coupons and toss candy at small children.

Boy Scout carrying a sign on a stick, reading Rose Parade sponsor Mueller Bies Funeral Home
This Boy Scout must have drawn the short straw when they were handing out the sponsor signs.

While on one hand, I'm a believer in viewing life as a natural continuum from birth to death, on the other hand I wouldn't be caught dead carrying that sign in a parade.

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