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You MUST watch the Rose Parade Friday(10 posts)

You MUST watch the Rose Parade Fridaymoneyman
Dec 29, 2003 2:17 PM
Especially unit #79, the Wyoming All State Marching Band. The tall blonde snare drummer next to the center drummer is my daughter. The band has 260 kids from all over Wyoming, and it is quite impressive. The band re-forms every four years or so, and my older daughter was in it on 1/1/2000.

Coverage on HGTV is the best, as they don't cut away for commercials. We'll have the VCR running!

$$ (Proud father)
Dec 30, 2003 8:20 AM
When our kids accomplish something meaningful it makes a parent so proud. Like we actually did something right for a change, huh? ;)
She's a successmoneyman
Dec 30, 2003 8:29 AM
In spite of her father. Something went right!

Oh man.OldEdScott
Dec 30, 2003 8:30 AM
I'm seeing a GREAT All-American family photo that could be used in ... Wait, I'm being cynical.

Good deal. My daughter used to ride her Appaloosa in war paint at the Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival, and if I got a huge charge out of that, I KNOW what the Rose Parade must do to a dad.
Great, I'll be over to watch... I'll bring some bubbly along tooStarliner
Dec 30, 2003 11:56 AM
That's terrific for your daughter to be a part of the parade, and nice of you to share in your pride for it all. How we love our daughters (and our sons); this was the first Christmas of my 20 yr old's life which I spent without her (she's now living halfway across the country) which required an emotional adjustment on my part. Like a teacher of mine once said: change is a part of life, so we might as well get used to it.
There's a parade?dr hoo
Dec 30, 2003 12:55 PM
Most people I know don't move their aching heads before noon on the 1st.

Not that I am one of them, since I don't drink on amateur night, and I am usually up at 5:30 drinking or not. I'll keep my eyes open for the moneygirl#2 during my channel flipping.

Oh, and you are right be proud of her accomplishment at making the all state band. She must have beaten out literally TENS of other drummers!

I kid. Send her my hearty congrats. I have nothing but admiration for anyone that is musical, especially since I have neither the talent nor dedication to carry a tune. There are no shortcuts, it takes years.
"I have neither the talent nor dedication to carry a tune"TJeanloz
Dec 30, 2003 1:01 PM
That's why we have drummers...

just kidding.
Sign me up for the triangle.dr hoo
Dec 30, 2003 1:12 PM
Or the cannon. That I could manage. But as for keeping a beat, it ain't going to happen. I blame my parents, as the only music in the house growing up was sunday morning polka from AM radio.

And yes, I can dance a polka. So long as it is in a beer tent.
Tape it for me -- I'll be at work (sob!). Congrats, Papa $$! nmDale Brigham
Dec 30, 2003 1:01 PM
Did you see her?moneyman
Jan 2, 2004 8:30 AM
There was an up-close-and-personal shot of her as they went by! Right in the middle of the screen, banging that drum for all it was worth. This was the view on HGTV, but I understand that it was not so on the major networks.

She made it through, but it was pretty tiring for her. She called and told us she was beat. Quite an experience. We were all pretty excited.