November Ups and Downs



The “Up” part of my post is all about the wonderful Macy’s Thanksgiving

Day Parade! I love this fun experience, watching the crowds, and getting

in the seasonal celebratory “mood” and seeing the floats!

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade started in 1924. Wow! A long

history, where it wasn’t all captured on television, either! The main

attractions in those original years were circus animals, some wild

animals from the Central Park zoo and Santa Claus at the end of the

Parade! Three years after the Parade started, hot air balloons were

introduced. Over the years, this has become quite the exciting feature,

to see the wide and interesting variety of floats.

How many years have you sat and smelled the turkey roasting in the

oven, having prepared or help to prepare the fancy “fixings” or maybe

set the table and glanced to see the Parade? I think I saw them for…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

2 thoughts on “November Ups and Downs

  1. reocochran

    Thank you for your distinct honor of reblogging this post about JFK and his assassination. I remember being in elementary school, only 8 years old. I definitely think it was wise they did not interrupt our classes, they sent us home on the buses, walking,…all of us, for that brief moment in time, still innnocent! It has had a huge impact on my life, my parents believed the words, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country!” Such inspired words from a great but flawed President. Too young to die and correct his personal mistakes, too.


  2. Jonathan Caswell Post author

    You are welcome. In my elementary classroom, they did stop and show him being shot….or al least we were alerted to the news report….and it was replayed later in class. I was at a disadvantage perhaps because my Mother was a historian who knew a lot of the family background and, while she mourned Jack’s death, didn’t like the Kennedys AT ALL!!! Don’t know if he would have ever tried to atone for his mistakes, but in pivotal moments in history, he stood up at the plate and took his swings like a grreat man. 🙂



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