Saturday, January 02, 2016
50 Years Ago...
Fifty years ago, Walt Disney was the Grand Marshal for the 77th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade held in Pasadena. The theme was "it's a small world." Sadly, Walt would pass away by year's end.
Flashing forward to 1980, Frank Sinatra was the Grand Marshal. Here is his gigantic floral recreation:
and the Chairman of the Board himself:
As it so happens, I was marching in the parade with my high school band that somewhat chilly New Year's Day, too:
Playing my alto saxophone:
You can read more about our fundraising, rehearsals, and other performances during that memorable trip in 1980 here: http://www.tehistory.org/hqda/html/v30/v30n1p021.html
Hope you are all enjoying 2016 and sticking to your resolutions!
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