|Fife and Drum Corps meet the (made-up) criteria for preppy music of high quality, live, intimate, shared across generations, and ideally played in venues that don't involve tickets.|
I had the great pleasure of meeting a reader, who was willing to pose!
|Apparently I had put up a photo of his wife's dogs in an earlier post....|
|...so naturally I had to do it again.|
The event supported only the first supposition of the famous line: "That's the thing you gotta remember about WASPs. They love animals, but they can't stand people." (Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street.)
|Around New England, the volunteer firefighters are the backbone of almost any parade.|
|We also got to learn a bit about Lincoln College at Oxford.|
|A group poses for the local newspaper. And yes, the dogs are related.|
|It can be far too easy to take for granted the efforts of volunteers, including from the Chambers of Commerce, who make such events happen year after year.|
And so thanks to so many, the Christmas season officially began, not with a bang but with a whimper. And a bark. And a lot of wags.