Dachshunds on Parade
The town of Stafford, Vermont, holds one of our favorite parades of the year the weekend closest to the Fourth of July. Last Saturday rain threatened, but held off. And still a crowd formed around the green in Strafford’s upper village to see kilted men and women play kazoos, gleaming tractors, welsh ponies ornamented with flowers, kids on tricycles, antique cars, and—our favorite—the dachshunds on parade.
My husband grew up with two dachshunds, and stories about them are immensely popular around the dinner table. So we go to see the dachshunds, to visit with our Strafford friends, play old time games on the green, and rummage through the library book sale (almost as much of a highlight as the wee dogs).
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Such fun! And a lovely portrait of small town life. Wish I could have been there to see that.
I have never been to Vermont, but between your pictures and stories and Christopher Kimball’s Letters from Vermont, I sure would like to visit!
Ah yes. Gotta love Cooks Illustrated!! If you ever make it this way please let me know.
I’m not sure which is cuter in costume..the dashchunds or the men:D
Ha! So true. The kilted folk were rather dashing!!
Dachshunds on parade, seriously, so cute! Would love to visit this town.
It’s a pretty special place. I feel lucky to live so near.
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