Some houses and a photographer on Belgrade Avenue were reflected in a Dedham American Legion Band horn player's instrument during the Roslindale Day Parade today.
Hundreds of people participated in today's parade as it wended from Roslindale Square into West Roxbury and then back to Fallon Field. Hundreds more watched along the route. And the vast majority of people had a great time, as they do every year on the first Sunday in October.
And just like I do most years, I'm going to post parade photos. But first, let's talk about a couple of white guys who did their best to ruin it for some minority kids - only fortunately for the kids, they were too busy having a fun time, or maybe they were just exhausted and looking forward to the end or their marching, and only the adults with them knew what was going on. One of them reports:
As a group of kids from a local school, about half of them black or brown, were nearing the end of the parade, about halfway down South Street from the Holy Name Rotary towards Fallon Field, a couple of white guys began yelling at them, "Make America great again, kids! Trump!"
Really? You guys didn't have anything better to do?
OK, back to the parade:
It wouldn't be a parade without tiny-car Shriners and clown Shriners:
A corgi can only walk so far before he has to be carried:
An MIT solar-powered car glided down the parade route:
A traditional marching band from both Quincy high schools marched:
A man sold flags and balloons alongside the Boston Latin Academy Classics Club:
Plenty of politicians marched, of course. Ricardo Arroyo, running for city council in District 5 (Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan), went for the Halloween vote - most of the people in his contingent wore costumes:
Erin Murphy, running for an at-large council seat, went for the canine (or the dog-lover) vote:
Plenty of dancers and musicians:
He had the royal wave down:
You don't tend to see many violins in parades:
Triangle man in the Bates School contingent:
Navy honor guard:
Elvis, is that you?
Police Commissioner William Gross with a fan and one of the Blue Lives Matter flags that people were giving out along the parade route:
A reminder from the Coast Guard: Always wear your life jacket: