I love to see the little ones holding Confederate battle flags. If their great grandparents could see them now - they would smile.
Monticello Florida is about 20 miles east of downtown Tallahassee. It is also the center of the watermelon growing area around here. On a normal day in Monticello - it is the quiet sleepy county seat of Jefferson County - but yesterday it was a beehive of activitiy.
Lulu - Melissa - Josh and I spent the day there. First - was the grand parade at 10 AM. After that - it was all the street food and junk vendors one could take on a 93 degree day. Then - about 100 classic and custom cars.
My favorite in the parade has to be the Sons of Confederate Veterans. For the life of me - I can't imagine why one would do so much celebration of a war that they lost. To me it would be similar to a Hiroshima Day in Japan or a D Day celebration in Berlin. Of course - we all know the war was over states' rights - not slavery. But yet - they still parade around handing out battle flags to anyone who will have them.
This is my buddy Josh. To fit in - I am wearing my John Deere tractor hat. We are sitting on that brick box because cool AC air was coming out of it. Josh is a psychologist at FSU.
This camper was 60 years old - a Shasta - and spotless.
My favorite was this 1948 Ford F-1. It has a 302 V8 engine in it. The guy wanted $15,000 for it - it was nice to look at. I was born in 1948.
Inside the 1948 Ford F-1. Unfortunately no air conditioner.
Sons of Confederate Veterans - Florida Division.
Stars and Bars - in Dixieland.
Sons of Confederate Veterans didn't do too well in the marching category.