Since the pandemic started, the birthday parade has been a big hit for many people. I went to my first one on April 2 for my friend Tara Karalis’ birthday and it was so much fun. My friend, Lynn Duffy and her family, have truly gotten into the birthday parade spirit. Each time there is a birthday, Lynn sends out a text and organizes a meeting spot. The Duffy family then dresses up in different costumes for each birthday. My husband, who just had a birthday on April 16, was also treated to a birthday parade. My brother-in-law Timmy’s response was: “What? He’s 48? He needs a parade?”
Well, I did not know how much John was going to enjoy the parade. He was cheesing! And the Duffy family dressed as Christmas characters for his special day. Dad Brian drove the truck while Lynn and the children played birthday music on a giant speaker. Lynn was a fabulous Santa and Ty was a Christmas tree who stood with his arms out the entire time!
By Beth Hanning