I Must Be Getting Old

When I was in high school I used to volunteer as a worker on the floats for the Rose Parade.  I would volunteer for days at a time and glue flowers, flower petals, and other plant material on the floats.  I came home with ruined clothes and glue and seeds stuck in my hair.  In addition, I would work for about 24 hours straight the day before the parade, spending New Year's Eve right there – decorating the floats.

(Oh sure, sometimes we'd sneak a little alcohol in too; we thought we were clever and sneaky teenagers!)

After working all night long on a float, I'd stay and watch the parade once it started.  I'd eventually wander home sometime in the afternoon for a nap.


Yesterday, I woke up at 4 a.m. to make the trip from Orange County to Pasadena to watch the parade.

As you can see from the above photo, it was a picture perfect day.

But waking at 4 a.m?

It nearly killed me.

I didn't move off the couch all afternoon.

I think I've gotten old …..


© Twenty Four At Heart

8 Responses to “I Must Be Getting Old”

  1. di

    Great shot! Hope you enjoyed your nap… I know this old fogie lives for naps.

  2. karen

    Isn’t it something… those little things that let you know you aren’t the spring chicken you used to be. *sigh* But hey, it sure beats the alternative.
    Loving this camera… but oh good God trying to learn all it’s tricks.

  3. Missy

    Can’t wait for more details and photos. I love the Rose Parade and one day I would like to see it in person or go visit the floats on display.

  4. Anne Gibert

    I am full of admiration for your energetic spirit — getting up and out at 4AM! The parade looks wonderfully festive, but no wonder you needed a nice long nap!

  5. Jack

    I have been to see the floats after the parade, but never the parade itself. Too many people in one place for me. Hey, maybe I am old too. 😉 Happy New Year.

  6. Smart Mouth Broad

    Looks like it was worth it. Happy New Year!

  7. Kate

    Me too!
    Cheers to 2011 bringing you good health, laughter, peace, love and more happiness than your heart can hold!


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