Thursday, January 08, 2009

riding in style

the grand marshall for the 2009 rose parade was actress cloris leachman, famous for starring in many different roles in film, theater, and television (including the beavis and butt-head movie???).

here she rides in a flower decked horse drawn carriage - a somewhat modest means of transportation compared to the rest of the parade.


Anonymous said...

I am impressed with this beautiful team of horses. I wish we still lived in those days when horses were supreme. I was born and lived through that period and saw them be replaced with tractors, trucks and cars. What a shame it is.

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ben wideman said...

it's true. what happened to horses?

JT said...

All I got to see was the back of Cloris's head. Oh well...

One the traditions I truly appreciate about the Tournament of Roses are the horses. However, they were a huge contributor to smell and mess in the cities during the late 19th century.

I love the romance and beauty of the horses but historians write of a pretty "pungent" period during the growth of our bigger cities.