Posted by: scoopzone | June 7, 2010

A Mayberry Memorial Day

I had no idea when I moved to San Diego four years ago that I would end up back in small-town America. But that’s the best way to describe my neighborhood of Kensington. Of course, it’s not really small town, since it sits in the middle of a city of 1.3 million people.

Still, there are moments walking around here when I feel like I’m looking at a Normal Rockwell painting. That certainly was the case last Monday while I watched the 28th running of the Holiday at Home parade.

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Students and teachers from the Rare Hare Studio.

Now, they throw some crazy things at parades in New Orleans: painted coconuts, heads of cabbage, panties. But this was a first for me – a woman handing out free Krispy Kreme doughnuts, though most people were passing on  the offer.

What’s a parade without the mayor. The Honorable Jerry Sanders calls Kensington home, and he lives just a few blocks from the parade route.

With primary elections just a week away, there were plenty of politicians along the route including U.S. Rep. Susan Davis.

The chickens of Kensington are always a crowd pleaser.

Joining me and Tim (far right) for the parade were (from the left) neighbors Tom, Jenny, Mitch, Jeff and Charlie


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