Thursday, May 28, 2015


I thought I would post a Real Throwback Thursday....

This is the Capuchino High School band in front of the Capitol in Washington D.C.

I had the honor of playing with this band

And marching down Pennsylvania Ave 

For President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Parade.

The year was 1961.

The temps were at 32F, .....freezing....

We had had to wait our turn for more than 6 hours

In uniform with only several porti potties available.

With tummies growling....

 we then had to almost run the parade route.

It's really hard to fast step, toot the instrument, breathe

and try to look perfect for the President.

I think we did a pretty good job of it though.


Sandra said...

what a fantastic memory.. i freeze at 45 to 48 degrees...i am trying to imagine doing this.. i saw DC when i was 8 and my throw back memory is getting my fanny paddled on the steps in front of Lincoln in his big chair..

Wanda said...

Oh Sue...what a memory....A story you never told me.