So apparently we're on a parade route, and there will be a parade this evening. I have no idea what the occasion is (one would think a Memorial Day Parade would be on the weekend), but people have placed folding chairs all up and down the block to reserve spots. It must be a big deal, because some people have set up their front yards in mega barbecue par-tay mode. Of course there aren't actually people out yet, though, it being too early for that. In any case, walking to the post office just now was a bit surreal.
Google is so my special friend. I found out what all the chairs are about, and oh so much more than that. See for yourself! "Mary Rodgers tells me that the pies for the pie-eating contest will be "especially gunky" this year." Oh, that H-Town.