Sunday, October 15, 2006

Homecoming Saturday

Yall know I LOVE parades! The ACU Homecoming parade is no exception. The students do lots of funny stuff - especially the girl's clubs. ( Clubs facinate me. There's so much there to explore.)
These girls all had on pajamas. The one on the float had on Superman pjs. I just thought they were funny!
These were my favorite. They were Dr. Suess girls - a pack of Little CindyLou Whos! Loved them! I thought they had a spiritual meaning (Oh! The Places We'll Go!) but now I'm not sure.

This is Troy driving some cool car. One of the cars in front of him had driven a circle in the intersection - we wanted Troy to do it to! He couldn't hear us telling him to.

These folks are from the Christian Village (Where ACU Retires) and I just wonder who did up their stuff for them. There were two older gentlemen carrying their sign - walking!- in front of them. Several older ladies were handing out ACU paw prints to put on your car antenna - we got three!
I didn't know what this was about but I liked all the purple. The Dr. Pepper sign was turning, too. Impressive.

This is the winning float. I didn't understand it either but, hey, I'm not an alumni.


Sarah said...

The theme was "101 Favorite Things about ACU" for the parade (this took me a while to catch on to). The turning Dr. Pepper (did you notice it was turning by 2 girls laying on their belly under it pushing it around and around???) was part of a group that was singing "A Few of My Favorite Things" that had lyrics about their favorite things about ACU. VERY clever lyrics. The running shoes were a group singing about the new running track around ACU. Their song was talking about how they run in the dark with their cell phone to avoid back fat. My kids LOVED that. They had an "Emergency booth" like they have on the track attached to the truck pulling the float. It was pretty clever, too, I guess. The pajama girls were singing about curfew. The CindyLou Who girls -- I don't know, but their hair was something else, wasn't it?

Troy M. Stirman said...

Car is a 1956 Ford Thunderbird, beatifully restored and owned by Charles and Ann Howard of Abilene. The Howards were out of town due to a funeral and had agreed to let the car be used in the parade...they just needed a driver and they called me!

It was a blast to have it in my garage for 24 hours...


Troy M. Stirman said...

Oh yes, you're not an "alumnus"...