It was already below freezing when the parade passed by. By Friday morning temperatures were in the 21-22 degree range, which qualifies as a hard freeze. It was the first one of the winter, so most garden should not be finished.
It is fun to watch the kids who watch the parade. Many seem to be more interested in the candy that gets tossed out than in the units that are in the parade. Some boys near where I was were quite excited by the hot-dog gummy candies that the Dog House float dispensed. Most of the candy, though, was starlight mints.
The little train was cute. I am not sure who sponsored it. The radio station was announcing floats down the block, but I was like the kids, not paying much attention.