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18 June 2020 / leggypeggy

Not everyone loves a parade

Parade in Tainan, TaiwanI can’t believe that it’s been almost two months since my last post. I haven’t been sick, but I haven’t been inspired to write either. I have cleaned and cooked. Poor John is enjoying desserts for the first time in years. The dog is getting plenty of walks too.

I’ve spent the last week sorting photos—in print and digitally. Not sure how long it will take me to organise pics going back 100+ years, but I’m loving the old ancestral pics.

Parade in Tainan, Taiwan

These pics gave me a good laugh. We saw a long and colourful parade while we were in Taiwan. This one was spread all over the city of Tainan, and represented many neighbourhoods.

I’m getting back to posting but I thought you’d like seeing evidence that not everyone loves a parade, especially if they’ve been on a float for most of the day.

Parade in Tainan, Taiwan

Parade in Tainan, Taiwan

Parade in Tainan, Taiwan

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  1. gigglingfattie / Jun 18 2020 11:39 pm

    😂😂😂 oh goodness that last picture kills me!!

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  2. trE / Jun 18 2020 11:47 pm

    Haha. He was not having it. Lol.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 6:57 am

      Not at all. I wonder if his parents were in the crowd or in the parade?

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      • trE / Jun 19 2020 6:59 am

        Haha. I wonder if they were happy with him or frustrated. I bet, as he gets older, it’ll be a memory he looks back on and laugh.

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      • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 2:31 pm

        I hope someone besides me got a pic.

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  3. Roadtirement / Jun 18 2020 11:50 pm

    Fun that the first two involve cell phones and the final shot says it all. Were you towards towards the end of the parade route?

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 2:44 pm

      Each neighbourhood had its own celebration so we never knew whether we were in the beginning, middle or end of the parade. That said, I think most of them went on all day and into the night. This poor kid had had enough.

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  4. Lynette d'Arty-Cross / Jun 18 2020 11:54 pm

    “This is soooo boring!” What a great shot!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 7:07 am

      Thanks. Sometimes you don’t realise what pics you’ve taken until you go back through them. Too many of the pics from this parade are a bit fuzzy.

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  5. ralietravels / Jun 18 2020 11:59 pm

    Great shots. Welcome back.

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  6. Nadia Willemse / Jun 19 2020 12:01 am

    Hah, these pictures are so sweet! I can relate to the lack of inspiration you’re feeling. Very much looking forward to looking back on this time and think of it as a brief period of our existence, even though right now it feels never ending… Keep well and enjoy those desserts!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 2:40 pm

      Oh yes, the lack of inspiration. Funnily enough, I’ve been inspired to clean countless cupboards, the garage and more.

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  7. Eliza Ayres / Jun 19 2020 12:19 am

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    OMG! Hilarious.

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  8. beetleypete / Jun 19 2020 12:22 am

    Well-spotted, Peggy. I suppose there was a time when kids would have been overjoyed to dress up and be in a parade. But then along came mobile phones and social media. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 7:12 am

      He may have been excited in the morning, but I saw these chaps in the middle of the afternoon. I bet they were exhausted as well as bored.

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  9. Phil Huston / Jun 19 2020 12:34 am

    There are two modern classics represented here. The ubiquitous ASD (AntiSocialDevices) and the colorful, possibly thousand-year-old ceremonial garb replete with giant cross-trainers. Back when churches had Mass I loved to see the solemn and sincere robed youth process, their massive, multicolored trainers protruding from the bottom of their cassocks. All we need now is for Native American ceremonial dancers to forego fringed moccasins for running shoes.
    Thanks, I needed a good laugh this morning!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 7:14 am

      I’m so glad you spotted the shoes. The parades really were a blend of the ages. Heaven forbid the demise of the moccasins. My most comfortable footwear.

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      • Phil Huston / Jun 19 2020 11:09 am

        Mine, too. Without them I’d have gone through more than several years of my life barefoot. Boy Scout camp, all I know about when is Ennery the 8th was all over the radio. Everyone had to have a project. I got a moccasin kit and have been hooked ever since. However I don’t roll my own these days.

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      • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 1:59 pm

        My feet have a weird bone structure so my entire collection of footwear is thongs, tennis shoes, slippers, moccasins and one pair of party shoes worn under duress.

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  10. June Lorraine Roberts / Jun 19 2020 12:34 am

    Delightfully real!

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  11. lexklein / Jun 19 2020 12:46 am

    All brought a much-needed laugh this morning! 🙂

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  12. Sy S. / Jun 19 2020 1:29 am

    When it comes to Parades, NYC has quite a few… however, not this early summer, June 2020 because of Covid-19 (no social gatherings). Several of the bigger ones last year were: The Israel Day Parade, The Puerto Rican Day Parade and The Pride March celebrating the LGBTQ community (especially colorful and lively).

    And since I now have a lot of time, being inside… I got out my very old slides, digitized many and put together a Slide Show/Gallery of photos of the past “Parade of Tall Ships/OpSail” in New York Harbor and sailing up the Hudson River, for the years ’76, ’86, ’20.

    Further, I would have loved to see the Chinese New Year Parades/Celebrations each year in Taiwan and I guess this post was taken during this time. Too bad the child, had enough of a long parade sitting on a colorful fish.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 7:18 am

      In the past, I’ve seen some wonderful pics of your excursions to New York City parades. Glad you can re-live them during these unusual times. I plan to do a longer post on the parades that were happening all over Tainan that day. I think I even have a video.

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  13. fragglerocking / Jun 19 2020 1:46 am

    Aw, they look so fed-up 😀

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 7:19 am

      Fed up, bored and tired. I was hoping the kid in blue didn’t fall off his fish.

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  14. Gail’s Snapshotsincursive / Jun 19 2020 1:57 am

    You nailed it. I’ve seen kids in marching bands faint from heat exhaustion in the Independence Day parade in July. 🇺🇸🔥

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  15. magarisa / Jun 19 2020 2:10 am

    That poor child!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 7:21 am

      I agree. I worried that he would fall off his fish, but he didn’t while I could see him.

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  16. afterthelasttime / Jun 19 2020 3:08 am

    Cute photos of the poor child who’s endured too much. Even adults may have the same reaction!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 7:21 am

      We were the parade watchers and we got tired too.

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  17. Oh, the Places We See / Jun 19 2020 3:41 am

    It’s so fun that you were in a right place to capture these photos. And I know what you mean about organizing photos. It may take the rest of my life to get them off my iPhone!!!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 7:23 am

      Egads, the photos. It’s amazing that I’m getting anything else done.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Superduque / Jun 19 2020 4:36 am

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  19. Brian Lageose / Jun 19 2020 5:34 am

    This is too cute. (And a tiny bit sad.) On a related note, I look just like the little fella in photos 3 and 4 when I’m trying to come up with a fresh blog post… 😉

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  20. Yeah, Another Blogger / Jun 19 2020 5:50 am

    Float exhaustion!

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  21. in / Jun 19 2020 6:43 am

    I too need to organize a box full of photos!
    📦

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 7:27 am

      I envy you. I have five boxes and two drawers of print photos and thousands on the computer.

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  22. Sharon Bonin-Pratt / Jun 19 2020 11:06 am

    Your photos show the other side of “fun.” That poor little guy on the fish – a parade is lots of fun if you don’t have to sit in one position for hours.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 2:05 pm

      He obviously felt miserable. Hope he didn’t have to ‘ride on’ into the night.

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      • Sharon Bonin-Pratt / Jun 19 2020 4:18 pm

        I wish they had some way of indicating a post has been read without implying that you “like” it. It’s hard to say “like” when that poor kid is being used and is obviously unhappy. You know what I mean. The inadequacy of words and icons in a complex world.

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      • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 8:50 pm

        I know exactly what you mean and agree completely. Maybe a button that says ‘I saw this’, but I guess the like button is supposed to indicate that.

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  23. paolsoren / Jun 19 2020 12:39 pm

    The poor little kid. Lucky he didn’t fall off. Glad you’re posting again.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 2:06 pm

      Thanks. Needed to get my head back around things.

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  24. gerard oosterman / Jun 19 2020 4:15 pm

    Your timing was exquisite. Sitting on a fish all day must be so tiring. I just hope the kid doesn’t get reminded of these fish-sitting days as an adult.
    When the Queen or any important dignitary visits foreign countries one often sees a troupe doing a native dance or performance. Often one can see the ennui on their faces. It is a bit of a forced kind of exuberance.
    I would not like to do a dance for Morrison or Trump.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 19 2020 8:52 pm

      I’m with you—no dance for Morrison or Trump. I sure felt for that kid. Bless him for even agreeing to be on the float.

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  25. Anna / Jun 19 2020 8:51 pm

    I’m laughing so hard. Poor kid. Lol

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  26. derrickjknight / Jun 20 2020 1:22 am

    Fun, indeed. But what an ordeal

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 20 2020 9:33 am

      The poor kids. I wonder if they’ll agree to participate next time?

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      • derrickjknight / Jun 20 2020 4:26 pm

        I do hope they have a choice.

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      • leggypeggy / Jun 20 2020 8:23 pm

        Me too. I suppose the first year is ‘oh yeah, it sounds like fun’, and then the second year comes around and it’s ‘no way’.

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  27. Alison and Don / Jun 20 2020 5:24 am

    Oh too funny. After hours poor kids must have been bored to tears. But I’d love to see that parade! Taiwan is pretty high on our list.
    Alison

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  28. chattykerry / Jun 21 2020 1:37 am

    Gosh, that is hilarious Peggy! I have to really struggle to write posts now.

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  29. Emma Cownie / Jun 21 2020 2:44 am

    I just love the kid on the fish!!

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  30. simpletravelourway / Jun 21 2020 5:06 am

    That last one got a good chuckle! I wasn’t expecting that.

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  31. Ronit Penso Tasty Eats / Jun 22 2020 8:46 am

    lol I totally empathic! Never liked them much. 🙂

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  32. Sheryl / Jun 22 2020 12:00 pm

    He’s adorable – even if the parade totally wore him out.

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  33. nocturne11 / Jun 22 2020 1:05 pm

    Priceless!
    Glad to know the two of you are doing fine.
    Must be strange having feet planted in one place for such a long time. I’m jealous of those desserts Poor John is having foisted upon him.
    Hugs, my friend!
    NH

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 22 2020 8:52 pm

      We’re good and hope you are too. Good thing our gym re-opened last week. The desserts were catching up with us.

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  34. jeanleesworld / Jun 22 2020 9:46 pm

    HAHAHAHA! Oh, this was a perfect way to start a Monday. Thanks for this, Peggy! It’s lovely to hear you’ve been enjoying yourself and going through photos. I can imagine how monumental of a task that must be. So many adventures to re-live!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 22 2020 10:28 pm

      You are most welcome. The PHOTOS! I don’t think I’ll ever get through them all, but the memories are wonderful.

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  35. gallivance.net / Jun 23 2020 6:12 am

    I’m still laughing, Peggy. He is definitely the poster child for I’M OVER IT!!! 🙂 So glad to have you back. ~Terri

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  36. Jolandi Steven / Jun 23 2020 8:31 pm

    Oh, this made my day, Peggy, especially the little boy on the fish. 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 23 2020 8:47 pm

      He is gorgeous. I wished that I could pick him up and carry him for the rest of the parade.

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      • Jolandi Steven / Jun 23 2020 8:58 pm

        He reminds me of a little girl who I taught in Korea, who was so overburdened with extra classes and school that she would sometimes fall asleep in class. And I often just left her, as I thought she perhaps needed it more than extra English practice, especially as she was particularly bright.

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      • leggypeggy / Jun 23 2020 10:08 pm

        Lovely story. I guess we both wonder how she is doing now.

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  37. Brenda / Jun 24 2020 2:04 am

    Thanks for a good laugh.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 24 2020 9:17 am

      You’re most welcome, but I think our thanks must go to the young boys.

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  38. milliethom / Jun 24 2020 6:12 am

    A very well-titled post! The expressions on the lad’s face are hilarious. Young children really don’t do the sitting still thing too well – although I think I’d feel the same after sitting on a float all day. Such lovely, vibrant photos, too.
    As for the lockdown, it seems that the whole world had gone cooking and baking mad (including me). It’s one way of passing the hours as a nice break from the keyboard.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 24 2020 9:25 am

      Not sure I’d look much different if I spent a day on a float. At least it wasn’t boiling hot or raining that day.Now back to the kitchen. 🙂

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    • Forestwood / Jul 9 2020 5:04 pm

      Hi Millie (Amanda waving madly)

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      • leggypeggy / Jul 9 2020 8:44 pm

        HI Amanda, I assume you know how to get to Millie’s blog.

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      • Forestwood / Jul 9 2020 9:09 pm

        last time I looked at her blog, she hadn’t posted anything for quite a while. Good to see she is back.

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      • leggypeggy / Jul 9 2020 10:16 pm

        Millie is back after a long time. She’s been busy.

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      • milliethom / Jul 10 2020 7:14 am

        Hello Amanda! It’s wonderful to see you and I’ll hop across to your site asap. I’ve been awol for almost 3 years and have a lot to catch up on. So for for tonight, I’ll just wave madly back at you! 😀

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      • Forestwood / Jul 10 2020 8:06 am

        😁

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  39. Forestwood / Jun 24 2020 9:47 am

    Everyone needs a blogging break from time to time, Peggy. You will find your mojo again and photo sorting – that is always on my to do list. I start and do a few hours, then realize it will take me forever. My photos are all named 934534960 ..date…jpeg etc which makes finding the right one very time consuming. Have you got any tips for me to sort a massive collection?
    I love your photo of the little boy who fell asleep. It is precious. Glad the schnauzer is getting plenty of walks. He will love that.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 24 2020 4:15 pm

      I wish I had some tips for sorting photos. I’m currently working on our print photos—two drawers and four boxes full of them.
      The schnauzer has the bonus of walking with a fellow schnauzer most days.

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      • Forestwood / Jun 24 2020 4:23 pm

        Lovely that you have two schnauzers for company on the walks. Fun.

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      • leggypeggy / Jun 24 2020 8:54 pm

        Lots of fun and lots of bounciness.

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  40. Sy S. / Jun 25 2020 2:13 pm

    Off Topic- Your Data, Photography, Recipe Collection.

    I have thousands of photos and I am in the process of copying them and my Data onto a big External Hard Drive. Then copying all onto a second External Hard Drive as a Backup. Plus considering using an outside storage website as an additional backup (expensive).

    Further, in the past month one of my main External Hard Drives for photos was dropped, I broke it and now can’t retrieve any of my photos. Plus a second External Hard Drive as my backup (for photos), failed as well. However, I have already copied my Data and Photos to a new big External Hard Drive. And I hope to copy all to a second new big External Hard Drive for my new backup.

    Further, I am writing because I highly recommend people have backups of important Data (Tax info, Health Records, Old Family Photos, Weddings/Special Occasions..). Because you never know when say an external hard drive fails, a computer crashes, hackers/ malware might destroy info, theft, fires etc. If I have scared you a little regarding this Off Topic, GOOD! Please consider backing up your precious information.

    Stay Safe from Covid-19,

    Sy

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 25 2020 8:34 pm

      I seem to have thousands of photos in print and online (more online now). I need to backup everything. Hope you stay safe from Covid-19. I do worry about you.

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  41. Curt Mekemson / Jun 28 2020 5:33 am

    That little tot had obviously had it! 🙂 And sorting photos, I get that. You never catch up. At least I don’t. Peggy and I were at Arches National Park yesterday and took over 500 photos in six hours. 🙂 –Curt

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 28 2020 8:36 am

      Geez, you’ve outdone me—500 photos in six hours. My biggest effort was 800 in three days in the Himalayas.

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  42. tony / Jul 1 2020 10:56 pm

    Great documentation Peggy. Pivotal!

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  43. Superduque / Jul 3 2020 8:09 am

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  44. Heated Stew / Jul 3 2020 8:09 pm

    I liked the comment about the send off from the Ghana funeral. I guess the welcome at the other end affects me more! But a very enjoyable laugh about the kid!

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    • leggypeggy / Jul 4 2020 12:41 am

      The Ghana send-off is amazing. Bless the tired young boy.

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  45. Christie / Jul 5 2020 3:03 am

    Glad all is well with you! Thank you for the laugh, nice pictures🙂

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  46. Zambian Lady / Jul 5 2020 8:28 am

    I know I shouldn’t laugh, but hahaha! I feel sorry for the kids who have to ‘endure’ taking part in key roles. I like the bright colors, though.

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    • leggypeggy / Jul 5 2020 10:22 am

      It’s that kind of scene. You have to laugh and feel sorry at the same time.

      Liked by 1 person

  47. MichaelStephenWills / Jul 5 2020 11:57 pm

    Photographers love parades

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  48. Kally / Jul 7 2020 12:57 am

    Oh boy! They look exhausted.

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