« on: September 27, 2009, 10:12:47 PM »
Loaded the '66 International Cub on the trailer and took it to an annual tractor parade in a small hamlet seven or eight miles from home on Sept. 19. This event is sponsored by a local church in conjunction with fund raising events for that church. It is a very relaxed atmosphere and anything that can be pushed, pulled, trailed, or driven is welcome in the parade. I estimate there were about 100 tractors, etc., entered. My spectator estimate along the parade route is about 1000. It was a beautiful end of summer day with bright sun and temperature of 70 deg. F.
I did not know what else to do with my camera so decided to take it along on the parade drive. That led to the next thought of taking pictures during the parade for a view from the driver perspective. I will tell you now, that was a great idea. Spectators were there to take pictures of the tractors, but no one expected someone in the parade to take their picture. Most seemed quite pleased to be "on camera". As I look at these pictures time after time, I have come to realize the parade is not just about tractors. The many happy faces and enjoyment among the spectators is what it is really all about.