Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanksgiving Day Parade!














The annual Thanksgiving tradition in New York is the Macy’s Parade. This is the 82nd year of the Parade; and my daughter, Kelly with her husband celebrated her 29th birthday standing for hours in the freezing cold to wait for the Parade to begin. They arrived at 6am, and of course, had to call me to tell me they had a great spot to view the balloons, floats, clowns, etc.
Each year a new balloon is introduced. For those who are really adventurous, you can head to Central Park in the City to watch them inflating the balloons for the next morning. I started watching the Parade on TV in the days of black & white, sitting with my sister in great anticipation for the opening of the Parade which begins with the huge Turkey marching down Fifth Avenue. So it is only natural that my children followed the tradition of watching the Parade, but no black & white for them, a 42” color screen showcased the many balloons and floats that followed the Turkey down Fifth Avenue. Of course, the Parade is not complete until the finale - the arrival of Santa on his sleigh! Once Santa stands and waves to all the children, even those of us sitting in front of the TV, you know that the Christmas season has officially arrived.
Thanks to my daughter here are a few pictures from this year’s Parade.

7 comments:

agoodwitchtoo said...

Oh... that takes me back, Hippy Chick! I used to sit glued to the TV watching the balloons and floats!

storybeader said...

thanks for the pics and story, Mag! I didn't make it to the parade, and I missed it on tv, too!

Tulip's Talking said...

Memory Lane in front of the tv on Cape Cod anticipating that each day after Thanksgiving would fly by for the excitment of Christmas.

Gee, I sure do miss those days in many ways where the memories are ever so simple and sweet.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Awww - thanks for the pics! I didn't get to watch the parade on tv this year :(

TiLT said...

Great Pics - Love the Snoopy...hubby works for Snoopy (metLife) - that's what he taught our 3yo to say :)

MagdaleneJewels said...

Thank God for memories; but what makes it even more special is to relive them through the eyes of our children.
TiLt - love that your husband works for Snoopy (would that be Snoopy, Inc or Snoopy,LLC!) How cute!

uniquecommodities said...

Looks Like loads of fun! Hope you had a great time