Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year! As I watch the Tournament of Roses Parade on TV, I recall how I once marched in the parade with my school band. Unfortunately, my bridgework was dislodged during a New Year's Eve pizza party and my friend's father who was a dentist made an unsuccessful attempt to reattach the teeth, so I marched the entire 5 1/2 mile parade route without playing a single note on my instrument. Not that I didn't want to, I was physically unable to without my front teeth. I try not to dwell on it, but every year when I watch the parade I can't help but be reminded of it. Being in the parade was a good experience nonetheless and remains one of my fondest memories.

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