Well Amigos it was a Big Day yesterday for the old woman Slow and Pretty who celebrated with 25,000 of their closest friends and a handful of their enemies.
Of course Slow rode on the Pioneers Float with other “Pioneers”
Who gave her a horn to toot? Take it away from her – quick!
Fired up – ready to march!
This dog got to march because of the happy feet , right?
This guy Toby did stars…The Red Man could’ve done stars
Pink boa? Not The Red Man’s look exactly – but could’ve worked it
Over the top
Main Street cheers Pioneers of Pride
My flag’s higher than your flag
Friends of the Pioneers
Wow – who are those old people, and why are they singing?
I don’t know who they are, but they look like my grandma and grandpa
Hey, Hey! Ho, Ho!!
Homophobia’s got to go
The Red Man sends Paw Snaps and Twirls for Best T-Shirts!
I’m having the BEST time at this Pride Parade!
Uh, oh. Gloom and doom. Sigh.
Time Warner Cable loves the gays
In front of the State Capitol
Confederate soldier has a lot to think about today
Free to be
The Red Man says this is what it’s all about anyway
Babies, babies everywhere
One last look
Pretty had to work at the Mast General Store – they were Proud, too!
A Marquee kind of day
The Red Man sends Paw Snaps and Twirls to the South Carolina Pride Movement for their silver anniversary and says Thank You for your hard work and perseverance during the lean years – you’ve made all of our lives better in the long run, which is where we now find ourselves.
The Red Man has renewed hope for the future when he looks into the eyes of the children who cheered the Pioneers.
Get me outta here Percy…Slow needs a nap this afternoon so I have to shut up. Paw Snaps and Twirls to all of our Amigos in cyberspace around the world who celebrated with us at Casa de Canterbury this weekend!
P.S. If you want to see more Pride photos, click on The Old Woman Slow’s Photos under Friends of Red.
What a great post – such happy and colourful people. Do hope it’s catching 😉
Yes, let’s hope so! I think it must be – when the first one was held in 1989, there were maybe 400 people marching and about that many spectators…time does make a difference…thankfully. 🙂
I hope the children of those ignorant protestors grow up to someday understand that dad ain’t right about everything and everyone. I hope those men have at least one person in their life that is ashamed of them out there holding up signs. I don’t have kids, but mine would get an unholy flogging. I don’t care what age.
Thank you very much, plgcm! One thing I know for sure is that people have a hard time trying not to find another group of people to hate for whatever reason they can make up. I totally don’t get it, because that is not how I was raised, but there it is. Big ol’ Prejudice.
Once a year for 25 years, these same men, or a reasonalbe facsimile thereof, gather and line up along the parade route with their venomous posters. Faithfully.
The second thing I know for sure is that they and their cohorts have already lost this cultural war and need to move on. The thousands of expressions of joy and fun that I witnessed along the parade route told me the handful of protesters were reminders of the times when the numbers were the other way around. I am grateful to have lived long enough to see this change.
Thankfully, their children won’t even know what they were so angry about.
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Just love it, so much happiness and color, truly we are blessed….thanks Columbia Gay Pride…A big wave from all of Texas and your dear cousins on the country hill…..
Dear Church Organist – girl, you would’ve LOVED this parade!! Amazing turnout and great karma…next year you must be here again!! Paw Snaps and Twirls to you from The Red Man and all of his pack at Casa de Canterbury!! 🙂
These are fabulous photos, especially Slow blowing her trumpet and the always dazzling Pretty. We love seeing all the happy folks supported Gay Pride. As for those sour faced protesters, let us pray that God/Goddess turn them from their narrow-minded ways.
Hugs, kisses, snorts and loves,
Miss Poppy Seed, Cassie Potatoes, Zeus Almighty and Ma
Dear Miss Poppy Seed, Cassie Potatoes, Zeus Almighty and Ma,
Thank you for your support and encouragement in our endeavors here at Casa de Canterbury. We are your Southern connection and PROUD to count you as our friends in a faraway place! Not too far for a visit, we must say!! 🙂
We truly love you all – and your pictures entertain us endlessly…:)
The Red Man, TBO Chelsea, Spike, Pretty and the old woman Slow
P.S. I’ve never seen a gloomier group of men than the ones holding the signs. Pitiful people.
We enjoy your photos and slices of Southern life served open-faced with love. Ma is seriously considering a trip South next year. It will take some doing, but she has family and now dear friends who mean a great deal to her. Sounds like we will have a brutal winter, but that will provide plenty of time to plan an excursion. 🙂
Now this is GREAT news for us, and we will hope that Ma makes time for a trip in late March or April to see the wonderful dogwoods and azaleas that she will love!! Your family and friends will be delighted!!
Hugs and kisses to all!
OH, and we hope it’s a Goddess those miserable protesters meet when they cross to the Great Beyond. Will serve them right!!
Hm…I wonder what the Goddess will think about the signs…not a pretty picture. 😦
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The post is so colourful and happy, no place for protesting people, Red Man, they’re so annoying. We have every year a gay-parade in Amsterdam. We have never been there, but we love to see the happiness on tv. Granny always says: Live and let live. Pawkisses for a Colourfull Day 🙂
Thanks so much Granny!! Yes, The Red Man was equally annoyed when he saw the people who left their joy at home! Granny has the best attitude of all: live and let live…Paw Snaps and Twirls to you all!! 🙂
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