Most of you know the story by
now. The Veterans Day Parade was the first parade Bob ever participated
in. In the past we’ve
always been on the sidelines cheering during the parades. When we left
the mall parking lot we got separated from the rest of the group and had
to find our own way to our designated spot. Somebody who looked official
asked Bob, “What’s your position number?” Bob answered
“66”, and we were directed to our “spot”. Soon
I got a call from Ileine Burke. “Where ARE you?” she asked.
I told her we found our spot. She handed the phone to Paul Thoren and
I gave him directions to where we were waiting. When everyone showed up,
Paul looked at the number, and said, “This isn’t our spot!
We’re number 39. Why did you think we were number 66?” Bob
promptly pointed to the plastic number 66 on the Davies’ dashboard.
“Right there!” Seems the Davies commandeered that number sign
from Carl’s Jr.’s because their car is a ’66.
So Bob won the HA Award for November, which made him eligible for the
HA of the Year Award. We thought Ileine Burke would win it, because of
her escapade with her poor, helpless puppy in the back of the truck.
In fact, I needled her all through the Christmas Dinner, asking her if
she had enough room in the trunk to take the large trophy home. Imagine
our complete surprise when Norma McCabe announced that BOB had won the
HA of the Year!