Every one Loves A Parade !
Canada Day Parade July 1st — in my small town of Midland was today- –
real small town gig it was with temps at 90 ++ deg in the shade and I was
just about cooked !
I was with the Midland Hiking Club and hot as hell it was, there was
quite the turn out with most of us being – 65 and over !!
Anyway we all had a great time .
But, to walk back the 2 miles in the dreadful heat- Oh well- another story
Talk about Altruisim — I was dead beat and decompensating fast due to
heat exhaustion , but was not going to give up.
My companion- Janet- was with me- and we were walking back to her place
where I had parked the car.
I was praying for Help as I was again between a Rock and a Hard Place !!
Believe it or not– a young man in a bright red shirt was walking his dog
on the residential street that Jan and I were walking .
‘ Hi Mary- were you in the parade ? ”
” Yes- do you have a car, if so , can you drive us home to Jan’;s place
where I parked my car ? ”
He brought us home, to Jan’s place and soon recovered with my feet in a
tub of cold water , water on my head and lots of water + cool drinks to
hydrate– thanks to Jan’s most efficient and generous hospitality !
Who is Jan- she is the one wearing the Hawaiian multicolored flowered
garland from the Dollar Store !!
Who was this Guardian Angel– a guy who used to work at Ford Motor
Dealership some years back and he says ” how can any one forget you Mary-
I used to work at the Ford Motor Dealership some years ago ‘ !!
Made me feel like a million $$$ .
Follow Up — The whole Canada Day event ended when Jan and her husband
came to my place and we had a nice cool dip on the cold waters of Lake
Huron- Georgian Bay .
Where we are standing – used to my beach party area, as recent as 10 yrs
ago , , but now it is mid thigh in water- thanks to climate change and
melting glaciers .