The Ladies' Tea Guild

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dress up and walk in the parade on the 4th of July!

This is for San Jose, CA-area residents only: A friend of mine told me that the people who are organizing the Rose, White & Blue 4th of July parade in San Jose were looking for more groups to participate, and suggested a group of costumers. I think it's a great idea so I'm getting together some friends from my tea guild and various other groups to dress up and walk in the parade.
For costumes, I'm thinking "summer walking dress" of any era between, say, 1776 and 1960, and if it happens to be red, white, or blue, that's good, but not required. The parade will march through the Rose Garden area of San Jose for about 1.5 miles, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending around noon. The parade line-up is at 8 a.m., though, so that's when we'd need to be at the staging area at West San Carlos and Shasta Ave.

So, who wants to walk in the parade? This is a family/hometown-type parade so kids and spouses can dress up and walk with us. I'm going to see if I can get/borrow a little red wagon to decorate in bunting and use to carry water bottles/purses with us during the parade.  E-mail the South Bay Ladies' Tea Guild by Friday, June 24 to join in! 

For more information: Rose, White & Blue Parade website

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Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And, while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
-- William Cowper (1731-1800)
"The Winter Evening" (Book Four), _The Task_ (1784)