Monday, July 5, 2010

The few, the proud, the East Mexicans

I live on a street named East Mexico Avenue. Some years back, one of my neighbors had a great idea: what if we invited
everybody in the neighborhood to do a citizens parade on the 4th?

It took a couple of years to catch on, but as you can see in this video, our little part
of southeast Denver took to the streets. We took back our country by calmly answering all the naysayers with bagpipes and a screech now and then from our friendly Denver patrol car!

America: love it, or tell us what's wrong so we can get about fixing the broken parts.

It's not much of a slogan, but it's all I've got at 6 a.m. after being up late watching fireworks last night.

PS - Please allow me the goofball credits which run at the end of the video. My inner child insists on coming out to play every holiday weekend.


Lynilu said...


OK, that being said, I think that is fun. I personally like the credits. Hey, when ya got it, flaunt it!

I sent the link to Chuck, as he is a bagpipe nut er, fan.

Rick Hamrick said...

Lyn--I will add a couple of snapshots to make it more obvious how much the stars and stripes where present and out front. It was a red/white/blue-athon, despite what you see in the video.

And, just to be clear about my own feelings, what's in your heart is what matters, not what is on your sleeve (or in your jingoistic ego--not you, Lyn, but some). This was a very heart-full and patriotic parade.

Olivia said...

This is great, Rick. I really liked the credits at the end, too. Terrific neighborhoody feeling! Peace, O

Rick Hamrick said...

O, thanks for visiting. It was fun. Not only that, I realized as I walked back to my side of the block that I was in the parade, too! I have never been in the parade, only on the side shooting photos as everyone went by.

Angela said...

Love it, Rick!

LoLa said...

Fun! I may hafta create a "Poindexter Drive" parade!