Happy Pride Day! Today was an unbelievably gorgeous South Carolina day following the drenching rains from Hurricane Hermine yesterday…only white clouds floating in the sky above us and lots of sunshine for the 2016 Pride Parade in downtown Columbia. Teresa is able to navigate with a walker now so we packed up two chairs and drove to a perfect spot to watch the parade at the corner of Sumter and Washington Streets.Splendid! Enjoy the parade with us…
Cap, scarf, phone, walker – and that fabulous smile
Early arrivals on the opposite side of Sumter St Corner
Two Moms with little girls dressed in Pride colors
A picture of diversity walking across Sumter St
Looking up from our corner in downtown Columbia
Girls waiting to cross at our corner of Washington and Sumter Streets
Lighting up and hanging in
Famously Hot South Carolina Pride!
Local ballet legend William Starrett –
looking festive in red as he waves to the crowd
Mother of Pride Harriet Hancock with daughter
Jennifer Tague and Grand Marshall Tony Snell
Diversity is always in style at TJ Maxx
Amen, Brothers and Sisters
Nothing says Pride like feathers
These clergy have been with us since the beginning
Happy faces of Pride
Our friend Saskia and her son Finn join us
South Carolina Pedal Parlor – I had no idea what this was – our neighbor Mark explained it to me.
Mark and his wife Debbie had joined us on our side of Sumter Street
Finn brought his personal mask
Girls Rock followed by hula hoopers
What are they doing with those hoops??
What a sight!
Love has no labels
When Finn grows up, he will love the gays
So much happiness as the Parade passed by
My personal favorite the Prime Timers remember Stonewall – where the Revolution began
Our corner – lots of friends joined us
Finn has seen enough
T and me with our friend Jack
The day was really fun for us, but when the Parade was over, we had to pack up our chairs to go home to Casa de Canterbury. As we said goodbye to our friends in the bank parking lot, I turned to see two girls at the ATM machine. This really said it all for me. Happy Pride!