Yesterday was Pioneer Day here in my little town. For those who don't know, Pioneer Day is a LDS thing where they celebrate Brigham Young arriving in the Salt Lake valley and proclaiming 'This is the Place'. Its sort of like a founders day celebration but different.
There was a parade which we got to see. They threw candy which of course my children (including Darling Husband) could not leave on the ground uncollected. Mostly it was salt water taffy (from the Great Salt Lake maybe?), Bit o'Honey's (didn't know they still made those but much to my delight they do) lollypops and tootsie rolls. There were vintage cars and wagons like the one above. There were horses and even motorcycles (that goes together right - motorcycles are iron horses - well go with it). Of course no parade would be complete without floats. I loved the floats there were some floats that had pretty girls in prom-like dresses. I asked Darling Husband if they were like last year's homecoming court and he said, 'no honey, Pioneer Court'. Really? One of those lovely girls was going to be Pioneer Queen? Holy wow. And just when I thought I could bear no more a float came by with several LDS missionaries and one was shouting to the crowd from the Book of Mormon. Something about a pillar of fire bright as the sun. *shrug*
After we got back into the van and tried to get home, which proved more of a challenge than we thought because of all the roped off side streets, I told my husband that I didn't understand why all those young mormon missionary fellas looked like copy repair men. He laughed at me then. But for those who don't know, let me explain. They were all wearing white shirts and black neck ties. Black pants and black shoes. In my previous life I worked in an office and I swear I thought that was the copy guy's uniform. Or maybe all my copy repair people were mormons and I just didn't know. Hmmm....will have to ponder on that a bit more.
In honor of Lost's astute observation and because I can't post pics in comments here is an edit so you can see what I'm talking about.
Do ya see the resemblance? Heeheehee