In an impromptu meeting today at Lucy’s Cafe, Henry Brown, Marcella Garrison, Eva Jo Clomper, Polly Brown, and several others voted not to try to have a parade this year at Christmas time.
For more than twenty years the residents of Morgan Crossroads, Alabama have tried to have a parade to celebrate the Christmas season. There hasn’t been a parade of any kind in Whipper County since 1964 when the old high school’s football team won a game.
According to Henry Brown, the number of people that would be required to “pull off a parade” outnumbered the potential viewers by a sizable margin. The decision was made to save the trouble of thinking of a way to have a parade at a time when everyone is consumed with figuring out how big a turkey to cook and such concerns as that.
Personally, I believe having a parade would be a much simpler undertaking than pulling off that yard sale fund raiser that Ollie Smith dreamed up. However, as an impartial reporter, it is my responsibility to report the news as I believe it happened.
As a matter of transparency in reporting, I voted in favor of trying to have a parade as a way of showing the world that Morgan Crossroads is alive and well. However, I was apparently the only person in attendance who appreciated the importance of trying to have the parade. Being out-numbered, I gave in and let them have their way.