Note: The Trio is now at the Senior Center, using their computer to solve the problem that “Hammerhead” was having at home. Hopefully, we will be able add the missing photographs as well. Get ready to “take off” with the blog intended for posting yesterday …
The lead sentence in yesterday’s Petaluma Patch – Neighborhood Files – said it all: “If you needed any reminder of what makes Petaluma so special, you probably got it at Saturday’s Butter & Eggs Day Parade.”
Since one of the themes for this year’s parade was to celebrate the 30th anniversary of B&E Day, the Trio (Me, Myself, & I) plus Eagle-Eyes & Hammerhead couldn’t stay away from this annual Petaluma Downtown Association sponsored event. This five person team also realized that haven’t been blogging lately, and might be “fired” if they didn’t post something soon. Saturday’s festivities got them fired up.
Me loved the school bands. The pupils in our Petaluma schools are so fortunate to have a school district and teachers dedicated to the importance of music in their overall education. Myself got all excited over the number of young children who walked in the various parade groups, as well as those who entered the “Cutest Little Chick” contest; and I appreciated the audience’s recognition and acknowledgment of the various military and veteran organizations who continue to remind us of the need to protect and defend our democratic way of life.
Eagle-Eyes was pleased to see that the second them for the 2011 parade was the recognition of the 100th Anniversary of Fred J. Wiseman’s first delivery of a letter, sanctioned by a local postmaster, and flown by him on a flight open to the public on February 17, 1911. The fact that it took two days to complete the flight from Petaluma to Santa Rosa doesn’t diminish the significance of this historic event; but that story has been well covered by the 21 blogs already posted on Petaluma360 and available for viewing 24/7 under the Fred Wiseman category heading on the right of this page
BTW, the model of Wiseman’s plane, that was built by members of PAPA (Petaluma Area Pilots Association) and on display at the Petaluma History Museum was dismantled and returned to the airport, earlier today. Stay tuned to learn when and where it might be on display for the public to view, again.